Veer Marathi was Salman Khan’s idea: Ritesh Deshmukh

Actor Ritesh Deshmukh, who captains Veer Marathi, his team in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), says it was Salman Khan who gave him the idea of creating a team for those in Marathi cinema.

“Actually it was not my idea (to create the team). First of all Salman Khan told me ‘why don’t you take up the Marathi team’. He said it will be really good if I will come forward and take it up. From there I got the idea,” said Ritesh.

“Then Sohail Khan (also said so). I have worked with him and I love him. I love Salman. It is because of them that Veer Marathi is there in the CCL. Though I was a member of Mumbai Heroes, it was difficult to part ways and start a new team. Thanks to Sohail and Salman,” Riteish said here Friday while making a formal announcement of his team and its players.

The CCL kicked off in Kochi Saturday and it will end March 12. There are a total of eight teams this time.

There is another new team this season – Bhojpuri Dabanggs, owned by actor-singer Manoj Tiwari.

Genelia D'Souza launches CCL team Veer MarathiGenelia D’Souza launches CCL team Veer Marathi

Ritesh Deshmukh with wife Genelia D'SouzaRitesh Deshmukh with wife Genelia D’Souza

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  • Here is the man with golden heart who always think about others n try to help others by uplifting their carriers..always take a stand on reality n truth by heart.
    Man with golden heart always forward his mind n hands to uplift in where nobody care n try to help . He is real superstar who try to live with full of happiness with his well wishers n billion of fans.
    I m proud to b his one fan
    Wish him very very good luck to to upcomming movies …

  • Here is a one big hearted megastar salman khan, who inspite of knowing that ritesh was one of most important key players for his team both technically & tactically, selflessly allowed ritesh to form a team of his own and thus exhibit his true sportsmanship & helping mature while on the other hand we have a unpatriotic & controversial KKR team owner (whose team is as arrogant, as over-reacting, as egoistic, as clown-ish, as narcissistic, as showy,as controversial, as opportunistic, as irritating, as manipulative as their CRAPSTAR owner) who puts his irritating team ahead of his own country and shamelessly demands the inclusion of the ‘notorious’ paki players in his team after after the most atrocious,deadly, ghastly & barbaric attacks on mumbai. Shame crapstar shame. Learn something about sportsman spirit, generosity, selflessness, helping others in need and more importantly about patriotism.

  • With the addition of new teams, the glamorous CCL tournament has become much bigger & better, so expecting the matches to be closely fought. I will be supporting telugu warriors, mumbai heroes & karnataka bulldozers this time, though south indian teams are as usual favorites to win the tournament this time as well!

  • Bhai jaan is bade dilwale as always. This is why our bhai jaan is respected by so many in the industry and country alike. Hes a true patriot who doesnt just look at the bottom line like a certain selfish arrogant srk but looks at the good for everyone.
    For our demented srkian brother Nihal/xzone/stat/king Bhai still RoxXxXx

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