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How the Mumbai Heroes win happened

entertainment Updated: Jan 17, 2012 15:15 IST
Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain
Hindustan Times
Celbrity Cricket League

Winning the first match of the series of Celebrity Cricket League season 2 in Sharjah against last year’s winner Chennai Rhinos on Saturday night wasn’t a cakewalk for Mumbai Heroes, reveals Sohail Khan.

Khan, who was still seething from their loss to Chennai Rhinos last season had made sure the team practiced everyday for six hours in Dubai also. Despite having to change some of its key players — Shabbir Ahluwalia took over as vice captain from Bobby Deol as he was down with a leg injury, the team managed to put up a good performance. Riteish Deshmukh couldn’t come for the match due to his recent toe injury and even director Apoorva Lakhia was unable to participate.

Sohail says, “We beat Chennai Rhinos consistently, with great effort. Also it was the team spirit that made it happen. We have seen our first victory and plan to play well in this

season.” His team needs to win one more match of the season to qualify for the finals.

Added Salman Khan, “We have working hard to make Mumbai Heroes a strong cricketing force this season and the results are showing on the field today”. The team’s ambassadors Genelia Dsouza and Kangna Ranaut were seen cheering even as Sonakshi Sinha couldn’t make it because of her shooting schedule.