A blast from the past: Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor play a fun match of cricket for drought relief, with Shashi Kapoor, Johnny Walker, Mehmood and many other celebrities.
A rare video of Hindi film celebrities playing cricket has been going viral among both cricket and Bollywood fans. The black-and-white video, featuring celebrities like Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Johnny Walker and Sunil Dutt, with the IPL theme as its background score, is a shot of nostalgia in less than two minutes.
According to the Facebook post, the match was played in the early 1960s as a charity event to raise money for the Maharashtra drought. The two teams playing against each other were captained by Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. The duo, who were known for their shared love of cricket and football, often played charity matches.
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Other players on the field include Jeevan, Mehmood, Shubha Khote, Shammi Kapoor, Joy Mukherjee, Jaikishan, Saira Banu and IS Johar, among many others. A tweet from Atul Karmakar in this Criclife article confirms that this match was played at Shivaji Park in Mumbai in 1962.
Wearing white, the celebrity players are fielding, batting, bowling, chasing each other around, and basically having fun. There are cold drinks, ice cream, silly moments, and a packed ground full of spectators cheering for them.
Watch this priceless clip of stars of the yesteryear playing cricket for a cause:
Watch a rarest of rare video of film stars match played in early sixties for the benefit of drought relief in Maharashtra ..
The teams were lead by Raj Kapoor & Dilip KUMAR
Posted by Deepak Varma on Sunday, 24 April 2016
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