Varun Dhawan (L), Virat Kohli (C) and Robert Pires (R) at the jersey launch event © IANS
Varun Dhawan (L), Virat Kohli (C) and Robert Pires (R) at the jersey launch event © IANS

By Rajarshi Majumdar

Sep 25, 2014

India‘s star batsman Virat Kohli, showcases his football skills along side the football legend Zico and Rober Pires, who was a former Arsenal footballer. Varun Dhawan too was present at the event as he is the brand ambassador of the Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa, which is co-owned by Kohli as well. FC Goa released the first look of their jersey on Tuesday in Mumbai at a city hotel.

Mumbai Indians‘ co-owner Nita Ambani too was present at the event. Kohli co-owns this ISL team along with the chairman of the Videocon group Venugopal Dhoot, the owner of Salgaocar Group of Companies Dattaraj Salgaocar and the owner of VS Dempo Group of Companies Srinivas Dempo. FC Goa announced Pires will be their marquee player for the first edition of ISL. The Goan frnachise also roped in the legendary Brazilian footballer Zico as their manager. All the owners along side Kohli, are ardent follower of football and had said that this passion lead them to form this team.

Here’s a video where Kohli, Pires, Zico and Varun showcase their football skills at the jersey launch event:




(Rajarshi Majumdar is a reporter at CricketCountry. He played cricket for all age levels under the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for over 12 years. Apart from cricket he is an avid follower of football, supports Manchester United and a foodie at heart.)