Virat Kohli a co-owner of an ISL (Indian Super League) football team and the young Indian batsman says his passion for the sports influenced his decision to invest in FC Goa.
The 25-year-old Indian cricket star Virat Kholi in relation of his investment in ISL said, “Some might think I am pretty young to do something like this or it is a step taken too early but nothing is never too early. If you believe in something, you have to put your 100 per cent commitment to it and I decided to do it because I want football to grow in India. said defending his move.”
He further added,“I just decided to come on board with FC Goa more with the keenness I have for football. It is also a business venture that I am looking at for the future. Cricket is not going to last forever so, whenever I am done, whenever I retire, I am keeping all my options open. It is something that excited me a lot and I tried to go ahead with it.”
Kohli was confident that just as IPL (Indian Premier League) has helped youngsters improve their game, the Indian Super League will also help football players in the country.
“As you have seen in IPL, a lot of people are against it, a lot of people don’t like it but what it has done is, it has given confidence to the younger players playing along with the best in the world, so they have confidence to go out and perform at that level.
“This is what ISL is going to do, where you get a chance to play with the legends of the game. You feed off their talent, you feed off their experience and learn as much as you can from them and your confidence level goes up. Because of this league we will see the level of football going higher.
“The skill level is certainly going to improve, the confidence of the players, the infrastructure, so ISL is a step in making football a major sport in India and I am all for it,” he said.