Mumbai: While every Indian is ecstatic with the news of basketball player Satnam Singh Bhamara becoming the first player from India to ever be drafted into the NBA, the person rooting the loudest is Bollywood superstar and basketball aficionado, Abhishek Bachchan.
Talking about this achievement for Indian sports says Abhishek Bachchan, “My joy knew no bounds when I heard that Satnam Singh was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks. I think it’s a big step for not just for Indian basketball, but the very idea of sport in our country.I am sure Satnam will be a great ambassador of the sport in India. But I hope that we can allow Satnam to grow organically. I believe he can be that change agent.”
The actor who has never stopped following or playing the game ever since his first Lakers game 31 years ago, also hopes that this development inspires young basketball players to follow their dreams. He adds, “I hope Satnam’s story inspires every boy who shoots some hoops in the morning, goes to school and comes back to show a few more.He has proved to us that if you stay true to your dream and truest yourself , you can achieve anything”.