<div class="img-caption-wrap img-caption-wrap-left"> <img alt="KKR owner Shahrukh Khan feels sports is not considered to be a good job opportunity in India by parents" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130117203830.jpg" title="KKR owner Shahrukh Khan feels sports is not considered to be a good job opportunity in India by parents" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:290px;"> The actor, who is associated with the hit sports-themed movie "Chak De! India", a film that put the women's hockey under spotlight, feels the condition of women sports hasn't changed much © Gett Images</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Jan 17, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Demonstrating true sportsman's spirit and enthusiasm, superstar <a href="/tags/Shahrukh-Khan/post" target="_blank">Shahrukh Khan</a> backs sports as a profession. He says it should be considered a good job opportunity and that parents must be educated about how games can be a viable career option for their children.<br /> <br /> "Parents will always be wary of sports as a profession and I don't see why they should not be...Parents will have to see that there is a job opportunity here," he said at the launch of Toyota university cricket championship held on Thursday.<br /> <br /> Owner of <a href="/tags/KKR/post" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> Indian Premier League (<a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">IPL</a>) team, he added: "I am a big speaker of sports as a commercial success. Parents should know that it can be a salary job. Your kids will be proud of you."<br /> <br /> A sports lover, the 47-year-old is willing to support every sport in the country.<br /> <br /> "My movies has given me the position of a brand ambassador of a certain caliber. I would like to utilize it in whatever way possible for the sports," he said.<br /> <br /> "I actually would like to be the brand ambassador of any sport in the country. I am good at sports. I love sports. I like cricket. Hockey is the best game in the world," he added.<br /> <br /> However, what bothers him is that even today children can't confidently say that "they want to be a professional sportsman".<br /> <br /> "In the last 25 years, because of the advent of technology, story writers and all, a lot of people want to be in media and films. The age of conventional jobs is over.<br /> <br /> "But I think we have not reached that stage in our country where children can come up and say I want to make sports my job and be a professional sportsperson," he added.<br /> <br /> Other than cricket, King Khan also wants to encourage football in India.<br /> <br /> "We are the only nation who are on the threshold of development and we don't have a good football team," he said and added the most of the developing nations have it "as it is a cheapest sport".<br /> <br /> The actor, who is associated with the hit sports-themed movie "Chak De! India", a film that put the women's hockey under spotlight, feels the condition of women sports hasn't changed much.<br /> <br /> "I haven't seen a change. Films reflect society and show the condition of women's sports. It is sad that the situation is like this. I really think it is more important for women to come up. We keep talking about rights and protection, but I feel one of the biggest things for women is to divert their energies and attention to promote women's sport," he said.<br /> <br /> Talking about the motto of his team Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh said: "My team has only one plan, go win the match and win the IPL championship."