Drogba's favourite player is Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a fan in star Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba, who says of all the cricketers, he likes the Indian skipper the most.sports Updated: Apr 21, 2012 14:57 IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a fan in star Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba, who says of all the cricketers, he likes the Indian skipper the most.
Star international footballers Drogba, Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres will feature in a soon-to-be-aired Pepsi 'Change The Game' advertisement along with Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Harbhajan Singh.
In that advertisement, Drogba says, "I like Dhoni. Few games I have been watching of his, he is brilliant. He has been fantastic."
In the ad, the cricketers challenge the footballers to a game of cricket to win Pepsi, while the footballers show them how to play cricket - football style.
"Playing football in cricket style, that’s a very new thing for us," Lampard said while Torres said, "Playing soccer in cricket style was real fun."
Pepsi recently launched its first football campaign in India featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor. The campaign has been followed by a grassroots initiative called Pepsi T20 Football.
Organised in a unique metallic cage, the initiative is being organized in major Indian cities including Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Delhi.
A total of eight teams, including one winning team from each city and one wild card entry will compete to emerge as 'Game Changers'.
They will then get the opportunity to be coached by an international football star before they face the Indian Cricket Stars for a game of Pepsi T20 Football at the Grand Finale.