Bollywood actor Rahul Bose has heaped praises on NDTV's initiative Toyota University Cricket Championship. The Twenty20 event, involving eight university teams, wills start in New Delhi on Saturday, February 23.
An avid sports follower and a former Indian rugby player himself, Bose feels that university cricket has been hardly noticed in India.
"I feel that it is very correct that NDTV and Toyota are involved in promoting university cricket in India," the 45-year-old said. “I can easily close my eyes and say the Mumbai will win this tournament," Bose added with a smile.
"University cricket does not get into the limelight at all in India, as compared to other aspects of local cricket in the country. I feel this is just the right move which will highlight the some-what neglected aspect of Indian cricket," he added.
Bose, who also fights as an activist for social causes, represented India at the Asian Rugby Football Union Championship in 1998. He has played both scrum-half and right-winger positions in the extensively physical game.