Sourav Ganguly Backs Pro Kabaddi League
The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ and West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended a match on Wednesday night.
Enthralling a packed crowd with his recitation of the National Anthem to kick off the Kolkata leg of the Pro Kabaddi League, former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly batted for the sport and urged the local franchise, the Bengal Warriors to win the title for the city.
The Warriors, who finished seventh in the eight team league last season, need to take a bit of ‘panga’, according to the former India skipper.
They have to take a bit of ‘panga’. We have won the IPL and the ISL as well. Hope in kabaddi too we win the title. Let’s just hope the Abhishek Bachchan’s team play complacently.
– Sourav Ganguly
All praise for the league, Ganguly said: “Honestly I’ve not played but I’ve seen a few matches. This a different atmosphere. This league is a very good platform for domestic players. Hope the next four days will be full of excitement.
On singing the National Anthem in front of both the teams and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Ganguly confessed: “I’ve rehearsed it a lot.”
Terming it her favourite sport, Mamata said: “It’s a grass root sport, everyone loves it. We all have played during our childhood. I like kabaddi like anything. It’s my favourite game.”
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