Abhishek Bachchan has never shied away from accepting his interest in sports. However, the actor has always chosen unconventional sports to showcase his support and he has a keen interest in kabaddi. Being the owner of the popular kabaddi team Jaipur Pink Pathers, the actor did express disappointment over the recent defeat of team India in kabaddi at the Asian Games but at the same time, he also had some positive words for them.
In recent reports, Abhishek Bachchan stated that even though it was a heart breaking moment for everyone to see a strong team like India loses out in a game that it has been winning for over two and a half years at Asian Games. However, he maintained that it is for a good reason and it is also beneficial for the sport in a way. He explained that this defeat is a lesson for the Indian team who have now realized that it is time to pull the socks. He also believes that this defeat will make the pro Kabaddi league even more interesting because now the team will have a point to prove.
On the other hand, Abhishek also spoke about the major revolution that one can witness in the sports scene currently. In a nation obsessed with cricket, there are other sports too are getting prominence and one of them is football. Let us tell you Abhishek Bachchan is a fab football player and is a part of the celebrity team that has actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur playing for it. The actor also supports the Indian Super League which is a huge tournament of football. Abhishek had taken a sabbatical from acting to concentrate on his sports ventures because he wanted to contribute to the ongoing revolution.
He also added that with the opportunities and the way the sports are gaining prominence in India, the standard has improved to a great extent for the same.