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2015-05-16     02:35:35pm

Young Indian batsman revealed as co-owner of Indian Super League Goa franchise FC Goa and want football to grow in India.


25 year old  Indian Cricket Star says his passion for the game and future business plan made him to invest in FC Goa.


Kholi, who was revealed as one of the co-owner of the FC Goa during the launch of official jersey, said, " Some might think I am pretty young to do something like this or it is a step taken too early, but nothing is never to early. If you believe in something, you have to to put your 100 percent commitment to it and I decided to do it because i want football to grow in India."


"I just decided to come on board with FC Goa because of my love for football. It is also a business venture for the future," he mentioned.


"Cricket is not going to last forever so, whenever I am done, whenever i retire, I am keeping all my options open. It is something that exited me a lot and i tried to go ahead with it," expressed the young Indian batsman.


Kohli was confident and hoped that Indian Super League will help Indian football player to improve their game and sport as a whole. "The skill level is certainly going to improve, the confidence of the player, the infrastructure. ISL will help football gown and be a major sports in India."


Kholi also praised FC Goa Brazilian coach Zico and hoped the legends experience will help the club a lot.

"It will make a lot of difference to the Indian players to be coached by Zico. The kind of experience and skill that he has, the kind of players he has worked with.. I think we can get that to FC Goa. At the end of the day, that is what you need as a sportsperson, to feed off someone else's experience and learn as much as you can. Someone as experienced as Mr. Zico would be great for FC Goa." he explained.