Mon, Nov 25, 2019, 09:13 AM
- Rakul Preet carries forward her passion for sports by co-owning Finecab Hyderabad Strikers in the Tennis Premier League
After her recent successes like Marjavaan and De De Pyar De, Rakul Preet Singh makes her foray into sports by buying a stake in the Finecab Hyderabad strikers of the Tennis Premier League (TPL). TPL which is an initiative of Ex-National Player Kunal Thakur and Mrunal Jain is in its second season and was inaugurated last year by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Rakul who is fresh off another successful film Marjaavan is excited about this new venture. When asked about her association with the League she said " I'm excited to be a part of this League which is taking place under the auspices of AITA and MSLTA. It is the only league to promote young U 14 boys and U 18 girl players of the country by giving them this platform. It's a great initiative to promote tennis and I can't wait till December to watch all those talented players play. I come from an Army background and know the importance of sports in all spheres of life, I'm happy that I will be doing my bit for Tennis which is a great sport and needs a boost in our country".
When asked that why the Hyderabad franchise when she is originally from Delhi, Rakul states " I have a very special connect with Hyderabad as I started my career there and so I decided to take on the Hyderabad team which will be mentored by respected coach Mr. Narendranath who has coached Sania Mirza. When asked if she has played tennis before? Rakul quipped " Yes I played my fair share of tennis in my younger day but currently I enjoy golf during my free time. I played golf at a national level but couldn't pursue it further as I took up modeling, I'm happy that now with this League I will be a part of Tennis in a big way".
When asked about her favorite player she says "Leander Paes and Sania Mirza have made our country proud and I feel Ankita Raina is doing very well and I'm happy that she will be playing in this League as well.
Mr. Brijgopal Bhutada, MD Finecab wires, and Cables said" I'm very humbled and excited to co-own the Hyderabad team with Rakul. We are very optimistic that this will be one of the best teams in the League".
TPL will be held from December 12 to 15, 2019 at the Celebration Sports Club in Andheri, Mumbai. A total of 8 teams and 88 top players from the country, across categories, will battle it out for the coveted title in the 2nd edition of the Tennis Premier League (TPL).