Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday bought stake in Premier Badminton League franchise "Bengaluru Blasters" alongside Tollywood film stars including Chiranjeevi.
"Sachin, Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Allu Aravind, besides myself - we all of us have formed a consortium and invested in Bengaluru Blasters," team Co-Owner and businessman Nimmagadda Prasad told reporters here.
This is the second venture of the consortium that owns Kerala Blasters, a part of the Indian Super League football tournament.
Asked about the stakes picked up by the consortium members, Prasad denied to share details on it, but said he would disclose the details at an opportune time.
Speaking on the occasion, Tendulkar said given the recent wave of success for India in badminton globally, it is right time to help grow the sport exponentially.
"Badminton is the epitome of fitness, flexibility, agility and skill and its adoption will contribute to India?s path to fitness. I?m excited to be part of Bengaluru Blasters team and wish them the very best for the upcoming season," he said.