Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli will lead All Heart FC against All Stars FC in the Celebrity Clasico. This is not the first time when cricket and Bollywood has come together for a social cause. Earlier in 2016 Virat Kohli Foundation joined hands with Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Playing for Humanity’ to hold a charity football match which also featured former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni apart from other players. Abhishek Bachchan’s side included top Bollywood actors like Ranbir Kapoor. On an action-packed starry night, there was no winner as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Celebrity Clasico match was confirmed through a Star Sports video tweet on their official account that was captioned, “You have seen @ImVKohli ruling the cricket field, now get set to watch him lead All Heart FC against All Stars FC in the Celebrity Clasico!”
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) 9 October 2017
Kohli is presently leading the Indian team which is facing Australia in a three-match T20I series. India have already taken 1-0 lead with two matches left. They earlier defeated Australia in a five-match ODI series 4-1.
India will next host New Zealand for a three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series which will be followed by Sri Lanka’s tour of India comprising of three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.