Some events are meant to become historic. While some others make sure the event rocks every other memorable event in history. Delhi witnessed one such magnanimous event, in the heart of the city at the Thyagraja Stadium.
|Photo Credits- Arvind Passey|
As truly written by a fan:
Such a day never comes often ! #pepsifootyfinale
— Ankul Barar (@ankulbarar) June 17, 2012
And as you may have guessed.. The Pepsi Footy Finale was all over twitter, trending in for hours together. While most of the men were dumbfounded by the presence of Drogba a football player who is considered to be one of the Gods in the game, women were giggling and chattering away, passing smiles to the handsome hunks of the Indian cricket team such as Virat Kohli and Dhoni.
A hilarious tweet was seen..
#pepsifootyfinale virat kohli busy signing autographs... Girls at d fence letching at him hahah
— Disha Gaur (@GaurDisha) June 17, 2012
Our very own Tikku Jee wouldn't be left behind, would he?
#pepsifootyfinale This format of Game has been kept like KISS. Kept it Short and Sweet.
— Gurpreet Singh Tikku (@gurujee13) June 17, 2012
June 17th, 2012 shall be written with sweaty hands and excited glances in the book of Delhi's recent history. Celebrities are usually sought after like stars. They are visible but too out of reach. Thus events such as these, shorten the gap between the "khaas" and the "aam" junta.
Crowd, Chaos and Charisma-all three were judiciously sprawled all over the stadium as the show began with Nikhil Chinappa hosting the event with his awesome enthusiasm that is strangely contagious. Virat Kohli, Ranbir Kapoor and M.S. Dhoni were clearly the show-stoppers at the event as the crowd went mad, each time they crossed their sight! The craziness only superseded with Drogba.
This event was the finale. Before this, football matches had been played between eight teams, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Punjab, Lucknow and Goa. The semi-finalists were Delhi and Punjab who engrossed in a battle to win, and Delhi finally won with a score of 12-08 respectively.
The theme of this event was the tag of Pepsi- Change the Game
So in accordance to that, two teams were formed- One under Drogba and the other under Dhoni.
Team Drogba consisted of Drogba himself along with Ranbir Kapoor and other Delhi members while the Team Dhoni consisted of Dhoni himself along with Bhaichung Bhutia, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh and others.
This form, called the T-20 Cage Football is truly special encompassing the spirit of Pepsi's "Change the Game".
The fun ceased to end, and each one took back some of the excitement and fun back into their lives. Nikhil Chinappa ended it graciously..tweeting..
And thank you Delhi for the amazing turnout and energy through 7 hours of madness, fun + football at #pepsifootyfinale @PepsiIndia
— Nikhil Chinapa (@nikhilchinapa) June 18, 2012