Vishal is an actor who often finds himself in the spotlight not only due to his celebrity status but also because of his skills as a sportsperson. After making headlines along with Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, he once again finds himself in news through cricket. Vishal has given up his role as Chennai Rhinos captain citing his busy schedule.
Chennai Rhinos is one of eight cricket teams in the Celebrity Cricket League(CCL) that takes place every year. The fifth edition of the tournament is slated to begin from January 10th 2015. CCL is a mixture of two great Indian entertainer, cricket and film industry. Apart from four South Indian film industries forming four seperate teams, Mumbai Heroes, Bengal Tigers, Veer Marathi and Bhojpuri Dabbangs form four other teams.
Vishal was the reigning captain right from the first edition of the tournament under whom Chennai Rhinos has won two tournaments. Now that he has quit his captaincy, his role has been assigned to Jiiva. Though all players who take part in CCL are professional actors, their passion and commitment level are nothing short of professional players. Celebrities take their cricket seriously, illustrating this fact are a few incidents that have taken place on the cricket field in the previous four tournaments.
Karnataka Bulldozers have won two tournaments so far and are considered to be the arch rivals of Chennai Rhinos. In the second edition, when the finals was played between these two teams, Sudeep, captain of Karnataka Bulldozers was not happy with one particular player from the opposite camp. The emotions witnessed in each and every player involved in the quarrel were genuine.
Meanwhile, Vishal's upcoming film Aambala is most likely to hit screens February next year according to latest report. The film features Hansika Motwani as the female lead and Sundar C is calling the shots. 'Hiphop Tamizha' Aadhi has turned music director through Aambala and the album has already become a hit among music lovers.