Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has now become a co-owner of a Kabaddi team. The Kolkata-based Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Bengal Warriors on Friday announced a partnership with the Bollywood’s Sabse Bada Khiladi.
With the new partnership with the Bollywood actor, Bengal Warriors will bring in a breath of fresh air and positivity packed with a stronger team, the franchise said in a release.
According to IANS report, Speaking about partnering with Akshay Kumar, Warriors CEO Sandip Tarkas said: “There couldn’t be a better partner than Akshay Kumar who apart from being a versatile actor is also known for his extreme fitness routines.”
“This ownership will certainly boost the morale and energy of the team which will help all the players put their best foot forward.
Akshay said, “I have always believed that sport plays a key role in shaping ones personality and health. I have admired how Star Sports has helped make kabaddi so popular across the length and breadth of India and I am delighted to partner with Future Group (Warriors’ owner) to promote a homegrown sport like kabaddi.”
According to a Deccan Chronicle news report, Bengal Warriors‘ revamped team features strong raiders like Jang-Kun Lee, Deepak Narwal, Anil Kumar, Kuldeep, Maninder Singh, Virender Wazir Singh, Vinod Kumar, defenders Ameares Mondal, Sandeep Malik, Surjeet, Young Chang Ko, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede and all-rounders Bhupender Singh, Ran Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Srikanth Tewthia and Vikash.
The world is about to wake up to our wild roar. We are the Bengal Warriors. We are driven by the warrior spirit. We leave nothing to chance. We play to rule. And above all, we aim to make Kolkata proud as its home team in the Pro Kabaddi league.