Lauding his son Abhishek's initiative for the promotion of kabaddi, Hindi film veteran Amitabh Bachchan says the country is capable of excelling at multiple sporting events, if people put their heart, mind and business sense to it.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan is flanked by co-actors Aamir Khan (left) and Shah Rukh Khan during the Pro Kabaddi League recently
Abhishek has lent the game of kabaddi a cool upmarket image by getting a stake in the Jaipur Pink Panthers franchise of the Pro-Kabaddi League. His team even won the inaugural championship.
Talking about it, Big B said: "Yes, Abhishek owns a kabaddi team, a team that has won the first championship of Pro Kabaddi. I'm extremely happy for him and proud too in the way he went about encouraging the sport personally and individually."
"Not enough attention is being given to other sports," said Bachchan Sr before adding: "We are a vast and massive country. We must garner, encourage and be proficient in many sporting events. If we put our hearts, minds and business into sport, it should never be a problem to pick a team of 11, 7, 5, 4 or 2 players from 1.25 billion people."