Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, sees nothing wrong in Salman Khan bringing glamour quotient to India’s desk for 2016 Rio Olympics but also feels that goodwill ambassador can be a combination of both.
speakme on the raging debate for the first time, the distinguished cricketer said, “i am satisfied and pleasant with him (Salman) being the ambassador as he brings visibility and glamour quotient to some thing.
“You can not deny that Salman is famous and he would carry visibility to the Rio Olympics. he’s an entertainer. I assume it is first-class to have him appointed as the ambassador. I assume they could produce other ambassadors as properly, it’s nowhere written that they are able to best have one ambassador,” Ganguly said.
Bhaichung Bhutia and Saina Nehwal additionally supported the pass to appoint Salman.
He brought that well-known sportspersons need to group up with Salman.
“There were some splendid athletes who’ve brought laurels to the united states of america, i’m sure they could crew up with Salman. on the equal time, there’s no harm in having different ambassadors. they can paintings together with Salman and bring glamour, enjoyment and recreation collectively. we’ve some legends within the country they can be a part as nicely.”
Ganguly, who now promotes soccer co-owning the metropolis franchise Atletico de Kolkata in the moneymaking Indian first rate League, mentioned examples of glittering starting ceremonies in any mega event where leisure cross hand in hand with game.
“when you have a massive event like the Commonwealth games and IPL we’ve got a piece of both, just like the glittering beginning ceremony with gamers swearing-in and stuff. It makes it perfect, there may be a mixture of each. look at the ISL, there may be such a lot of film stars and sports people worried and make it a achievement.”
Ganguly, but, hoped that the debate could relax soon.
“problem inside the united states of america is opinion pass galore while matters appear, people simply soar out and say ‘why this and why that’ without solving the hassle. It is going on for some days after which it settles down.”
speaking about cricket, Ganguly picked time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders as the “high-quality aspect” within the ongoing IPL-nine.
“although it’s very early days and whatever can happen, I preserve that they’re the pleasant aspect in the IPL, quite balanced and searching accurate.”