It is going to take your breath away. Watch Virat Kohli and AR Rahman together in the Premier Futsal anthem below. Do tell us in the comments section below about what you think about the video. Kohli is quite a star we think and Rahman is Rahman, the one, the only. Do you want to hear the anthem again and again? Is it one of a kind? It is five-a-side, it is indoors, it is called the Premier Futsal League. (Also see: Paul Scholes roped in for Premier Futsal league)Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates: RCB Set to Retain Mohammed Siraj
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“India has a huge population, a huge market and it offers a huge opportunity for doing sports events with great success. I am doing something positive for the sport and the country and my experience as a soccer player will hopefully help me in this development. Back in Portugal I have played futsal extensively growing up which instilled quick thining, skills and close control,” he added.
So how will the league shape up the sport in India? Namdev S Shirgaonker, VP of Asociacion Mundial de Futsal (AMF), speaking to the Economic Times, said, “Futsal has been around for over 70 years and currently it is one of the fastest growing sport in the world and as well as in India. The futsal scenario, especially in India, will greatly benefit from a structured professional league, wherein young Indian player would rub shoulders with global talent.”