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PHOTOS: Dhoni bends it like Beckham as All Hearts down All Stars

Last updated on: October 16, 2017 13:39 IST

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni watches as actor Ranbir Kapoor tries to control the ball during their Charity Football match in Mumbai on Sunday

IMAGE: Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni watches as actor Ranbir Kapoor tries to control the ball during the Celebrity Clasico 2017 match between Heart FC and Stars FC in Mumbai on Sunday. Photograph: Santosh Hirlekar/PTI

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's football skills left the sizeable crowd at the Andheri Sports Complex ecstatic as he curled one in, ala David Beckham, in a charity football match -- Celebrity Clasico 2017 -- between sports stars and Bollywood stars on Sunday.

 

Virat Kohli-led All Hearts side beat Abhishek Bachchan's All Stars team 7-3.

Ranbir Kapoor and Virat Kohli vie for possession

IMAGE: Virat Kohli dribbles past Ranbir Kapoor. Photograph: Santosh Hirlekar/PTI

Dhoni curled over the opposition wall, a perfectly taken free-kick, which with filmstars' goalkeeper Mark Robinson had no answer to.

The former India captain scored another goal and was fittingly awarded 'Man of the match'.

Shikhar Dhawan (right) and Ranbir Kapoor vie for possession

IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan, right, and Ranbir Kapoor vie for possession. Photograph: Santosh Hirlekar/PTI

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 PR Sreejesh and French Open mixed doubles champion Rohan Bopanna were also part of Kohli's team. 

Check out more pictures from the match:

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes a free kick.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli in action.

IMAGE: Ranbir Singh, Virat Kohli and Abhishek Bachchan.

IMAGE: The Virat Kohli-led All Stars team with Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray.
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