Amitabh Bachchan hopes for growth of football in India

Mumbai:  Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is hopeful that the popularity of football will increase in the country in future.

Referring to the ongoing football Indian Super League (ISL), where Bachchan’s actor son Abhishek’s team ChennaiyinFC, is also participating, the 72-year-old actor said such a tournament would help the sport reach to newer heights.

“I do believe that this shall gradually grow into a most interesting and captivating sport in the years to come..” he wrote in his blog.

Bachchan shared his happiness at ChennaiyinFC’s win over Kerala Blasters last night in Chennai. The actor was spotted cheering for the team along with Tamil superstar Rajnikanth and Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

“In distinguished company, Rajnikanth and Sachin, and the glory of victory by our team ChennaiyinFC has added that extra zing in our moods and in our steps. The Chennai cheers have been astounding and welcome, the Football fever catches on gradually and the enthusiasm shows..” he wrote.

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