Didier Drogba visits India for Pepsi T20 Football Grand Finale
On 17th June indian soccer fans witnessed “The Talismanic Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire forward Didier Drogba” in a game changing event termed as “T20 Football” organized by PepsiCo India at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. This event was unique in so many ways as 7-a-side eight teams from various cities were battling for glory in a unique way of playing football inside a cage, a concept introduced by PepsiCo India. And add to it there were star cricketers, celebrities and some crazy characters all of them were everyone’s attention.
The event kicked off with Nikhil Chinapa a famous Indian Radio Jockey and Video Jockey who was the host of event as he introduced heartthrob and celeb cricketer, Virat Kohli to full house and subsequently first set of matches kicked off.
As each game progressed and teams are getting closer to business end of tournament the lineup of celebrities and cricketers getting increased, as the likes of Harbhajan Singh, M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay joined and meet players from various teams. The teams fueled by such great encouragement fought even harder till there were only two teams standing.
And after a long wait The legendary blues icon and champions league winner Didier Drogba entered and everyone was on their feet, some mad soccer fans are waving their shirts and shouting his name. Even stars like M S Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Ranbeer Kapoor, Baichung Bhutia were thrilled to find himself with Drogba. Soon after his meet with players of last two teams, the final of Pepsi T20 Finale kicked off between team from Delhi and Ludhiana.
In the end team delhi played out their skin to beat team from ludhiana and clinched the silverware of first ever Pepsi T20 Football.At last a rousing performance by Sivamani and the drummers took place followed by celebrity exhibition match played between Didier Drogba, MS Dhoni, Ranbeer Kapoor, Baichung Bhutia, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh. The winners received the trophy and medals from Drogba and Dhoni and posed a customary celebration photograph with both of them.
And this stamped a successful end of a month long game changing event by PepsiCo India.