A well known Cricket champion Virat Kohli is a brand Ambassador of Premier Futsal League. The batsman had attended several parties of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Now, he has used that experience to shake a leg and rap with music great A.R. Rahman. He will be seen dancing on AR Rahman's tune in the league.
Recently, official Anthem has released with the name 'Naam hai Futsal'. Indian Test skipper Kohli sang and danced for the official anthem of the Premier Futsal League with Rahman, who composed the song. The video has been viraled on social media.
In the inaugural season of the league, eight franchises are participating including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru and will compete from July 15 to 24. The tournament is a private and semi-professional league promoted by Xavier Britto of Indev Group.
The league ‘Futsal’ is a shorter and quicker version of football. The five-a-side matches are usually played indoors. It is very popular in Europe and South America.
Earlier, the league has already unveiled Alessandro Rosa Vieira, fondly known as Falcao, and 19 other international futsal specialists, including ex-Portugal star Deco.
The marquee deal was signed by Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes to play for the next three editions of Premier Futsal.
"Futsal is a fascinating format that has played a pivotal role in developing the skills of some of the greatest football players. I have seen Futsal grow not just back home, but also across the world and I have played in a few of those tournaments," said the former midfield general who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies during his stint with United.