The actor, who on Thursday paid a visit to the Dainik Jagran’s Noida office to promote his upcoming comedy flick Entertainment releasing on Friday, said he was very excited about his Ludhiana-based franchisee Khalsa Warriors which is one of the eight teams participating in the Wave World Kabaddi League.

Akshay, who had produced a sports-based game Speedy Singhs in 2011, said non-cricket sports have always interested him and Kabaddi as a sport reflects true Indianess since it has originated from our roots.

“I am very excited about my team Khalsa Warriors and its prospects in the Wave World Kabaddi League. Non-cricket sports have always interested me,” said Akshay.

“Kabaddi is a sport that has originated from our roots. It’s heartening that it’s being talked about these days. It’s our indigenous sport and I am fortunate enough to be associated to it,” he added.

“Kabaddi is being played in the Africa continent and in Canada and Australia. It shows the growing popularity of game,” he further said.

The Wave World Kabaddi League will start from August 9 and culminate on December 13. Several national and international players would ply their trade in this tournament vie eight franchisees.

The World Kabaddi League is the first international league in the sport and aims to popularize the game in India as well as abroad.

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