Star Sports PBL Brand Ambassador Akshay Kumar with Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta during a Star Sports PBL match at BBD UP Badminton Academy in Lucknow (FILE PHOTO - NEWS
New Delhi,

  • The Bollywood stars to play 15-point game in Delhi on the Finals of the all important League

The Star Sports Premier Badminton League Brand Ambassador Akshay Kumar, also Mumbai Rockets co-owner, will be seen clashing in a game of badminton against Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh at the Closing Ceremony, which be held on 17th January 2015 at DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Siri Fort in Delhi. Abhishek Bachchan is also known as a Sports entrepreneur and is credited to own the franchisee of the Jaipur Pink Panthers in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League and even the Co-Owner of Chennaiyin FC in Hero Indian Super League.

On the occasion of the grand Closing Ceremony, ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar, Jr. Bachchan and Riteish will play a 15 points game against each other in front of the sport-loving crowd. The 15-point game between to Bollywood stars will give the City an unforgettable chance to see their superstars playing a popular sport in front of them.

Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh are sports enthusiasts and have keen interest in Badminton. Post their own game, they will then enjoy the Finals of the Star Sports Premier Badminton League 2016 cheering the players to go for the kill.

Speaking on the star-studded match, Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta, President BAI & Chairman PBL said, “I welcome Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh to the Badminton loving city Delhi and the Finals of the Star Sports Premier Badminton League. I am sure they will have a great time playing Badminton against each other and this will be a chance for them to relive those childhood moments when on many occasion they would have played this exhilarating game”.

Star Sports PBL Brand Ambassador Akshay Kumar stated “It will be a great experience playing against Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh in front of International Badminton players and Delhi badminton fans. The Star Sports PBL 2016 is a huge success in the country as it has drawn attention from all corners and motivated the young generation. Abhishek and Riteish are big sports enthusiasts and play various sports. I am eagerly waiting for the badminton match against them in Delhi.”

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan commented on the match: “I have played Badminton many times in my life but never in front of star players like Saina Nehwal, Cai Yun and PV Sindhu. Playing Badminton against Akshay and Riteish, with whom I worked as a co-star, will be a different experience. I hope to have a good game and give good competition to Khiladi Kumar and Riteish.”

Actor Riteish Deshmukh added: “I am expecting a grand show on the court as we will be playing in the sidelines of the Star Sports PBL, which has top-rated players of the world. Playing against my co-stars in front of the crowd will sure be an amazing experience for me. I am looking for an exciting match on this Sunday.”

The Star Sports Premier Badminton League commenced from 2nd January 2016, where six franchisees – Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters, Bengaluru Top Guns, Chennai Smashers, Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors – competed for the top honour. The Final match will be held on Sunday, 17th January 2016 at 6:30 pm in Delhi.


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