Sachin Tendulkar, the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters Football Club © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar, the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters Football Club © Getty Images

Sep 24, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar has asked his fans to extend their support for his Indian Super League (ISL) franchise, Kerala Blasters Football Club, by asking them to take pictures of themselves in yellow shirts and sharing the same on the social media.

 

 

 

 

The ‘Master Blaster’posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts about the request for support and provided the necessary hashtag and the link for the same. Yellow is the official colour of the Kerala Blasters jersey. Tendulkar expressed interest in the football league that has been moulded along the lines of the Indian Premier League and the USA’s Major Soccer League. Tendulkar is the co-owner of the club along with Prasad V Potluri. The team will be managed by English footballer David James and has hired the services of former Newcastle United footballer Michael Chopra.

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the three cricketers to own a franchise in the ISL, the other being Sourav Ganguly (Athletico de Kolkata) and Virat Kohli (FC Goa). The league will consist of eight teams and is expected to increase the levels on interest in a country that is mad about cricket, aside from nurturing fresh talent and giving them the opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest names in International football.

(Amit Banerjee, a reporter at CricketCountry, takes keen interest in photography, travelling, technology, automobiles, food and, of course, cricket. He can be followed on Twitter via his handle @akb287)