On Saturday, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli opened the Mumbai leg of Pro Kabaddi Season 7 at the NSCI Dome in Worli. Being the special guest in the opening ceremony, Kohli sang the National Anthem. The Mumbai leg advances with U Mumbai and Puneri Paltan coming face to face with each other.
Kohli spoke about his fondness for the sport and described how he had played Kabaddi in his childhood years. He said, “Kabaddi has taken a big leap over the years in the sports culture in our country since the commencement of Pro Kabaddi League. Knowing a sport that we all have played as kids get to this height today gives a different feeling altogether, especially when you know that the Indian Kabaddi team is one of the best in the world.”
Kohli expressed his happiness to know that players from across the world come to India to be part of the Pro Kabaddi League. He said, “The level of the sport has been escalated exponentially.”
He stated that the reason behind the popularity of the sport and recognition it has claimed is all due to the fitness and determination of the Indian Kabaddi players.
After the World Cup, Virat Kohli and team are preparing themselves for their next assignment to West Indies that begins on 3 August where the team will play three T20s, three One-Day Internationals and two Tests.