Fantastic to See Youngsters Play Professional Football: Dravid

Cricket legend Rahul Dravid said that he is delighted to see young players play professional footbal in the ISL.

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Cricket legend Rahul Dravid said he is delighted to see young players getting a chance to play professional football alongside former international stars in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Dravid, who was recently unveiled as Bengaluru FC's brand ambassador, attended his first ISL match on Thursday and was impressed with the fan following the club and ISL has generated, terming it "fantastic" for Indian football.

It’s great to see a lot of the young players coming through the academies and so many young Indian players are getting to play the game professionally at the highest level with so many international stars. I think it’s fantastic for Indian football and great for Bengaluru FC as well.
Rahul Dravid
It’s really great to be associated with BFC especially with the kind of supporters that they have. I think this team means a lot to Bengaluru city and you can feel it. Bengaluru is a really great sporting city and Bengaluru FC represents Bengaluru really well. We have a fantastic group of fans and it’s a great experience to come here and watch a football game for the first time.
Rahul Dravid

Despite the back to back losses to Chennaiyin FC and Jamshedpur FC, the former India captain remained optimistic of Bengaluru's changes in the ISL.

We are the favourites, there’s no doubt about it and we are going to win the league. A small hiccup in the last two games but that happens and I’m sure we’re going to bounce back.
Rahul Dravid

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