Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna join Sachin as owners of Kerala Blasters club

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Telugu film stars Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna, on Wednesday joined cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as co-owners of Indian SoccerLeague franchise, Kerala Blasters.

Two other new co-owners are film producer Allu Arvind and industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad. The four have purchased shares in Blasters Sports Pvt Ltd, the owners of Kerala Blasters Football Club. Tendulkar, will continue to be co-owner of the team, with a significant stake.

Speaking to the press in Kochi,Tendulkar said: “We are beginning our third season in right earnest and have some of the biggest names coming on board as investors in Kerala Blasters.”

“Last couple of seasons, watching football has been exciting,” he said. Tendulkar said he values the support he had received from the thousands of fans in Kerala..

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“Kerala Blasters in the first season performed really well, but the second year was difficult, which is absolutely normal in sport,” he said.
“Many guys tried to tell me many things. But being a sportsman, I exactly understand how hard players go and try. I felt fans motivated them, so they go and give their best. I have no doubt that this season the fans will stay with Kerala Blasters and make them give their best.

“I feel when passion and profession gets together, the results follows. Everyone is passionate about football. There is lot of planning and thinking going on behind the scenes now. The target is to lift the trophy this season,” Tendulkar said.

Telugu Superstar Chiranjeevi said being part of a sports club was a new experience to him. Chiranjeevi said he had acted in two films as a footballer –a goalkeeper and coach. – CINEWS

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