While the first was a deflected strike that gave his team a 1-0 lead, Dhoni's second was a wonder free-kick that most pro footballers would have been proud of.
The most awaited ‘Celebrity Clasico’ kicked-off here on Sunday with the Indian cricket team emerging victorious.
After the success of the first match of the Celebrity Clasico last year, which ended in a 2-2 draw, Virat Kohli (The Virat Kohli Foundation) and Abhishek Bachchan (Playing for Humanity) once again got together to organise the second edition of the Celebrity Clasico between All Hearts FC and All Stars FC at Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex on Sunday. Former India cricket captain MS Dhoni dominated the Celebrity Clasico match. As Virat Kohli-led All Heart FC beat Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars FC 7-3 on Sunday in Mumbai.
The 38-year-old Dhoni produced a stunning free-kick to beat filmstars’ goalkeeper Mark Robinson and open the scoring at Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex. He followed up with another strike to make it a double delight.
Not only did the fans in the stadium kept chanting ‘Dhoni, Dhoni’, Twitter was in a frenzy post Dhoni’s magnificent goals.
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva were also soaking in the atmosphere after the final whistle blew.
A video has emerged of the little one offering water to her father after the Celebrity Clasico match.
— Ishan Yadav Mahal (@BeingIshanCric) October 15, 2017
All Hearts, coached by Sunil Chhetri, looked ever so menacing with Kohli also showing his skills on the field. Though, Dhoni grabbed the eyeballs in the charity game, other players of the Kohli-led side too played their heart out.
Anirudh Srikanth, son of former India opener Kris Srikanth, scored a brace to put the result beyond any doubt. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was not one to be left behind. Besides a brilliant chipped goal in added time in the second half, he also had an assist to his name.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan also scored from the spot while Kedar Jadhav also got his name on the scoresheet.
Kohli, co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) team FC Goa, has been very open about his love for the game of football. Abhishek Bachchan is also the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC in the ISL.