The actor was supposed to buy a 13 percent stake in the team but he went ahead and bought the team on a 50-50 basis with the Wave Group.

The actor-producer, who is in Dubai, is shooting for his upcoming movie ‘Welcome Back’.

“Hockey is very special to me as it’s our national sport. It’s a nice place to be in. We have really excelled in hockey,” John said before adding about his stake in the team.

 “That is a confidential and personal matter. I am the co-owner of the team now and this makes the connection more special. The prospect of encouraging the sport excited me,” he added.

“To be honest, hockey has taken off. It’s doing fairly well and I have seen kids who go to watch a hockey match. It’s an exciting sport,” says the ardent Liverpool fan.

John will be back in the city around Christmas eve.  

Courtesy: Mid-day

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