Sports and entertainment have been closely associated. And what could be a more entertaining night than seeing a football match between your favorite cricketers and an all Bollywood side for a charity match in Mumbai?
All Heart XI is a football team led by Virat Kohli and the boys from the Indian Cricket Team to generate money for poor children. On the other hand the All-Stars is made up of players from the Bollywood Industry both actors and otherwise. It is led by skipper Ranbir Kapoor and features actors like Abhishek Bachchan.
The rabbit is faster than the tortoise is a proven fact. And when the Kohli boys had played the Star team for the first time in 2013, the outcome is what one could have predicted. Cricketers had shown how fitness will always prevail over fake abs and muscles.
But it was not the end of All-Stars XI. Just like the Tortoise form the Rabbit- story, the actors from Bollywood had realized that looks and charms will not help them in the field when the camera rolls in real time.
With a lot of practice and Hard work, things did pay off for our Men behind the Bollywood Camera. In the second challenge match held on 6th June 2016, things went differently than predicted. The Challenge by skipper Kohli to ace actor Ranbir Kapoor ended in a 2-2 draw.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli gestures after playing a shot for a boundary during the 1st and only T-20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and India at R Premadasa International cricket stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 6 September 2017. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The match which featured MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuvraj Sing, Shikhar Dhawan Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul from the Indian cricketing team saw themselves in trouble when the All-Stars XI took a two-goal lead. Featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Dino Morea, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur and former Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra, the Bollywood side made sure that the cricketers did not take then lightly ever again.
The Slow and steady had won the race along with a billion hearts proving to them that everything behind the camera is not fake.
Now Skipper Kohli has challenged the Ace actor Ranbir Kapoor to a third and final Charity match to see who hails superior when it comes to football; the Fit and agile Indian Cricket team who have taken the cricketing world by a storm or the stars of Bollywood who have proved that with hard work, anything is possible.