Riteish Deshmukh walked out on Salman Khan’s Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League to form his own team, Veer Marathi. However, he will now once again play for his former team.
The actor will be a part of the Mumbai Heroes line-up, led by Suniel Shetty, in the charity match against Members of Parliament (MP) at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala on May 20.
Suniel is excited to have one of the most promising players in Bollywood back in the team. “Riteish was our vice captain for two seasons before moving on to a new franchise as the owner and captain. It’s certainly a nostalgic feeling and I am happy to have him back,” says Suniel. The funds raised from this match will go towards the welfare of sports in India.
The Mumbai Heroes line-up features Sohail Khan, who is the owner of the team, as well as actors like Aftab Shivdasani, Sonu Sood, Vatsal Seth, Sachin Joshi and Varun Badola.
They will take on MPs like Mohammad Azharuddin, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora, among others.