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Sourav Ganguly Backs Pro Kabaddi League

The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ and West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended a match on Wednesday night.

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Bollywood actor and owner of Jaipur Pink Panthers Abhishek Bachchan takes a selfie with former Cricketer Sourav Ganguly during a Pro Kabaddi league match on Wednesday night. (Photo: PTI)

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.

Sourav Ganguly sings the national anthem before the Pro Kabbadi game in Kolkata on Wednesday night. (Photo: PTI)
Sourav Ganguly sings the national anthem before the Pro Kabbadi game in Kolkata on Wednesday night. (Photo: PTI)

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.”

Sourav Ganguly Backs Pro Kabaddi League

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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