Mecca of Indian Football, Kolkata on Tuesday had a date with French football superstar Thierry Henry as he enthralled the crowd here at Rabindra Sarovar stadium by lighting the lamp at Atletico de Kolkata’s home game against Mumbai City FC. Along with ISL chairperson Nita Ambani and ATK co-owner Sanjeev Goenka, Henry was the special guest.
Wearing a black t-shirt, grey jeans and black sneakers, the 39-year-old France 1998 World Cup winner was all smiles as he walked around the centre of the pitch flanked by organisers of the Indian Super League. The full house at the stadium roared in unison when the announcer spelled out his name for the first time as the Frenchman walked into the ground waving to his fans. At halftime, Henry was seen with ATK co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on the pitch. Goenka felicitated
Ambani and Henry with a tri-colour scarf. Henry, ISL Chairperson Nita Ambani will also join Henry who will head to Mumbai the next day wrapping his one-day visit to the city. Thierry Henry is in India as brand ambassador of sports kit manufacturer Puma.