Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan who put games like Kabaddi and Football back on the Indian map in a big way , today received an award on behalf of his football team Chennaiyin FC at the Sports Illustrated India Awards.
Chennaiyin FC was honored with the title of “Domestic Performance of the Year” at the Sports Illustrated India’s SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR awards .
Co-owners Abhishek Bachchan and Vita Dani were present at the charity gala to receive the award, on behalf of their football team, that emerged champions at the Indian Super League 2015.
On the occasion said Abhishek Bachchan, ” This is a very special award for both Vita Dani and myself. We started the football journey few years back and we went to a city which really didn’t have the football knowledge nor had a football center still they welcomed us with open arms.
Would like to mention a special thank you to Vita Dani who has been the backbone of the Chennai FC team and also a very great supporter. It is an absolute honor to accept this award on behalf of the people of Chennai who supported us and cheers to their spirit”.