Kohli’s team of sportstars demolish filmstars in charity match

M. S. Dhoni starred with two goals - including one off a stylish free-kick - as All Hearts defeated All Stars 7-3.

Virat Kohli (right) and Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor tussle for the ball. Photo: Vijay Bate   -  The Hindu

Mahendra Singh Dhoni left the crowd at the Andheri Sports Complex in awe by curling a free-kick into the goal stylishly as his team - the Virat Kohli-led All Hearts - defeated Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars team 7-3 in a charity football match.

Dhoni sneaked his free-kick past the opposition wall and into the goal. Filmstars’ goalkeeper Mark Robinson had no answer.

Dhoni scored another goal and was fittingly adjudged the ‘Man of the Match’.

Kohli’s fans were also not disappointed as he sprinted down the right flank to score once and then did an impromptu bhangra jig. Former India hockey captain P. R. Sreejesh and French Open mixed doubles champion Rohan Bopanna also played for Kohli’s team.

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