Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar : As part of Mc Dowells Celebration s first ever Nation wide hunt for India's best freestyle footballer under its Mc Dowlls Freestyle Friendzy platform, three of the worlds best freestylers swooped down in a brief touch down in Bhubaneswar at Bhubaneswar Club on 7th December to kick start the Bhubaneswar leg of the nationwide hunt. A midst a lot of frenzy and hype these freestylers rolled the leather, tied their shoelaces and went on to platform their skills leaving everyone in the audience witness something they had never witnessed before.
According to Kaushik Chatterjee ,Chief Operating Officer East, United Spirits Ltd. said Mc Dowells Celebration is the proud pioneer of dynamic football formats in India. Freestyle football is catching up as a range amongst football aficionados across the world. Now with the launch of a nationwide hunt for Indias best freestyle Friendz is a natural out come of this pursuit. Never before has the country witnessed this massive showcasing of International football talent and hunt for Indian amateur freestylers. When it comes to free styling , the names of Palle of Sweden ,Nam the Man from Ireland and Daniel Roosboom from Sweden, are among the best in freestyle football that the world has produced and in their brief sojourn in the city what they displayed in terms of sheer skills was mind blowing and a true visual treat. From Crossovers to Around the World to Hop the World, the freestylers unleashed a volley of tricks which left everyone wanting for more.
After having successfully partnered the Green Marathon bridge of Mohun Bagan for a decade. Mc Dowells reconfirmed their commitment to the development of football in the country, through this initiative which is just an extension of the immensely popular futsal series which they had launched last year.