Abhishek, Riteish and Akshay to star in PBL final ceremony

New Delhi: Premier Badminton League brand ambassador Akshay Kumar will be seen clashing in a game of badminton with Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh at the closing ceremony of the lucrative tournament here on Sunday.

Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh and Akshay Kumar
Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh and Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh are sports enthusiasts and have keen interest in badminton. While Akshay co-owns Mumbai Rockets, Abhishek owns the franchisee of Jaipur Pink Panthers in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League and also co-owns Chennaiyin FC in Hero Indian Super League.

On the occasion of the grand closing ceremony, Akshay Kumar, Jr. Bachchan and Riteish will play a 15-point game against each other in front of the sport-loving crowd at the DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Siri Fort.

Post their own game, they will then enjoy the finals of the Premier Badminton League 2016 cheering the players.

Akshay said: "It will be a great experience playing against Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh in front of International Badminton players and Delhi badminton fans. The Star Sports PBL 2016 is a huge success in the country as it has drawn attention from all corners and motivated the young generation. Abhishek and Riteish are big sports enthusiasts and play various sports. I am eagerly waiting for the badminton match against them in Delhi."

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan said: "I have played badminton many times in my life but never in front of star players like Saina Nehwal, Cai Yun and PV Sindhu. Playing badminton against Akshay and Riteish, with whom I worked as a co-star, will be a different experience. I hope to have a good game and give good competition to Khiladi Kumar and Riteish."

Riteish added: "I am expecting a grand show on the court as we will be playing in the sidelines of the Star Sports PBL, which has top-rated players of the world." Delhi Acers, Chennai Smashers, Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors have qualified for the semifinals of the Premier Badminton League which will culminate with the finals here on Sunday.

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