Vastavam web: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today expressed concern over the high prevalence of obesity among the population in the country and exhorted the youth to take to sporting activity to stay healthy.”It is important for people to stay healthy and there is no better way than taking up some sporting activity,” he said at a function here to unveil the jersey of “Chennai Thalaivas” which is making its debut in Pro Kabaddi League this season.On Pro Kabaddi League, Tendulkar said, “I am here to support not only kabaddi, but sports in general.”
He also spoke about his love for the sport and said, “at some stage in our life we all would have played kabaddi. When I went to watch a match some time ago, the kind of energy I felt was incredible. I have since loved the game.”Tendulkar also had a word of advice for the team, which he co-owns: “Go out and win the hearts of your fans.”Tendulkar also thanked Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan, who was present, for supporting kabaddi and Tamil Thalaivas, as its brand ambassador.
The actor on his part, said he was happy to be associated with ‘Thalaivas’ and hoped to see the team play the finals in Chennai.”I am delighted to see a cricket legend (Tendulkar) throw his weight behind kabaddi and get involved with a team,” Haasan said.Other co-owners including Allu Aravind, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan, who were present, thanked Tendulkar and Haasan for backing a traditional sport like kabaddi.