MOTIVATED ME TO DO GREATER THINGS’
Actor Abhishek Bachchan says that basketball is his first love; it’s a sport that he has played throughout his life
Actor Abhishek Bachchan (above) believes that sport should be an important part of everyone’s life, as it is good for their overall wellbeing. He feels that working closely with sport franchises has inspired him to strive for better things in life. The actor is the co-owner of a football and kabaddi team.
“My involvement in sport allows me to interact with many athletes. That motivates me to do greater things in life,” said Abhishek. “Sports must be a bigger part of every individual as it brings out your inner self which definitely helps you grow in whatever you do,” added the actor.
While cricket remains the most popular game in India, Abhishek believes in giving other sporting disciplines their due. Talking about a sport like kabaddi, the actor said, “According to me, it has only achieved part of its total potential, there is still a lot of scope that this beautiful game has and it will surely reach there very soon.”
So what’s his favourite sport? Abhishek says that basketball remains his first love. “I have always been a fan [of basketball] to start with. It’s my first love, and is a sport I have always played through my life,” said the 41-year-old, adding that he has been an NBA (National Basketabll Association) fan since 1982 when his father, Amitabh Bachchan, took him to a game in Los Angeles, US.