Actor Eijaz Khan, who is quite a sportsman himself, talks about the sad state of affair with regards to no playgrounds for children to play anymore. “I remember, I used to play football every evening in my building, and remember going to the basketball courts when I used to stay in Chembur. Kids, nowadays, have no access to such courts or grounds, so I feel really sad for them. Where will the kids play?” Eijaz questions.
The actor adds that sports has taught him a lot of valuable lessons in life. “I never realised the value of sports initially, but my father, who is a sportsperson, used to tell us, how sports teaches you discipline, it teaches you a way of life. It also teaches you that you cannot win all the time, you have to accept defeat,” he adds
Eijaz also says that sports also helped him get over his break-up with, long-time girlfriend Canadian singer Natalie Di Luccio. “Now that I am going through a tough phase in my personal space, I know how to tackle it. It is like you have to run for the ball. You should have a single-minded approach. Sports also teaches you to be a team player. A person who is not a sports player will never understand how a team works like, how is it to work in coordination, it is almost spiritual. Sports is a very integral part of me, I would not be ‘me’ without sports,” he adds.