Sachin Tendulkar had a glorious career spanning over 20 years as India batsman © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar had a glorious career spanning over 20 years as India batsman © Getty Images

Aug 21, 2014

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s Indian Soccer League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters picked former Newcastle United footballer Michael Chopra in auction.

“When the drafts came up, the first name that caught our attention was that of Chopra. We immediately decided to pick him and are happy to have him in this team.”, Kerala Blasters marquee player and coach David James was quoted as saying by mercedsunstar.com.

As many as eight teams, will participate in the inaugural edition of ISL. It is expected that the event will help raise interest of football, in a nation where cricket is easily the most popular sport.