Mumbai: The 3rd edition of Celebrity Clasico concluded on a high note with power-packed performance from crème de la crème of the Indian entertainment industry and Indian sportsmen battling it out on the field for a noble initiative. All Heart Football club walked away with a trophy of the star-studded football match held at the Andheri sports complex on the evening of 15th October. The Man of the Match was MS Dhoni scoring two goals for the winning team.
The night turned a starry affair with an electrifying performance from the All Heart club led by Virat Kohli and All Stars Club spearheaded by Abhishek Bachchan. The celebrities indulged in a competitive round of football. Both the teams were challenging enough and made for a tough competition for each other, however All Heart Football club defeated All Stars Football club by 7-3.
The 2017 edition of the Celebrity Clasico football match is an initiative by Cornerstone Sport and GS Worldwide Entertainment. The funds generated through this match will be utilised for the charitable initiatives of both the Virat Kohli Foundation and Playing for Humanity.
The best goalkeeper award went to Marc Robinson of the All Stars football club.
Bunty Sajdeh, CEO, Cornerstone Sport said, “India thrives on Cricket and Cinema. What started out as a one off novelty game soon made us realise its potential in terms of viewership and growth. Star Sports collaborating with us to broadcast live and promote the event is testimony to this. We are already working towards making this bigger and better every year and all for a good cause.”
Bunty Walia, CMD, GS Entertainment said, “There can’t be a better sporting event where the crème of the Indian film industry takes on members of the Indian cricket team in a one of game played every year to try and raise funds for various charities that they are associated with. One of the causes taken up by us this time is Women Empowerment and Women Self Defence Centre, an initiative.”
The audience was ecstatic, roaring applause for their favourite stars competing on the ground. The match was a charged up event keeping high momentum with celebrities performing at the exceptional best.
Title sponsor of the grandeur event was Too Yumm! with Kyta Productions as the presenting sponsor. The event was live telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD and Hotstar.
Highlights of the Match
· MS Dhoni was at his best scoring an opening goal via free kick and another goal for the team
· Two penalty kicks were rewarded to All Heart Football Club and they converted both. The penalty kicks were scored by Shikhar Dhawan and Anirudha Srikant
· Ranbir Kapoor scored one goal for his team All Stars Football Club; Other Goals scorers were Shabir Ahluwalia and Aadar Jain
· Other goal scorers for All Heart Football Club were Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey
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