The Celebrity Cricket League-II got off to a thrilling opener with the Mumbai Heroes and Telugu warriors match ending in a draw. The packed Sharjah International Stadium witnessed some breathtaking cricketing moments after a long time just that this time it was top celebrities from the Bollywood and Tollywood film Industry who were playing the match. The opening ceremony started off with a power packed performance by the ‘Dhinka Chika’ fame Devi Sri Prasad and Atif Aslam.
Then it was the time for all the teams to take the center stage along with their owners, captains and brand ambassadors . The founder and Managing Director of CCL Mr.Vishnuvardhan Induri declared the start of season II . The toss was won by the telugu warriors captain Venkatesh who selected to bat . The telugu warriors lost an early wicket with the dismial of Tarakratna who was bowled by Sunny Singh, after which Akhil Akinneni went on to hit a half century before he was dismissed by the captain of Mumbai Heroes Suniel Shetty .
The telugu warriors set a total of 167 runs for the Mumbai Heroes.The Mumbai heroes also lost an early wicket with Angad Bedi being bowled by Akhil for a duck, but a 104 partnership by Varun Badola and Raja Bherwani saw them through. But the game ultimately ended in a tie.The crowd couldnt have asked for more as Salman Khan was also seen chewing his nails and tension visible on his face throughout. The crowd was at the edge of their seats throughout the match.
The points were shared 1-1 by both the teams. The second match to be played in Sharjah is between Chennai Rhinos and Mumbai Heroes on 14th January. With such a kick start there seems to be a lot more real life drama in the offing , more than the reel life for these actors.The man of the match was shared by Varun Badola and Akhil Akinneni.