Bengaluru: Premier Badminton League (PBL) brand ambassador Akshay Kumar will be seen clashing in a game of badminton against fellow Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh at the closing ceremony of the tournament to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on January 17.
The three will play a 15-point game against each other which will be followed by the final.
“It will be a great experience playing against Abhishek and Riteish in front of international players and Delhi badminton fans,” said Akshay.
The PBL is a huge success as it has drawn attention from all corners and motivated the young generation. Abhishek and Riteish are big sports enthusiasts and play various sports. I am eagerly waiting for the match against them.”
Abhishek and Riteish are also eager to play the match.
“I have played badminton many times but never in front of star players like Saina Nehwal, Cai Yun and P.V. Sindhu. Playing badminton against Akshay and Riteish with whom I worked as a co-star will be a different experience. I hope to have a good game and give good competition to Khiladi Kumar and Riteish,” said Abhishek.
Riteish added: “I am expecting a grand show on the court as we will be playing on the sidelines of the PBL which has top-rated players of the world. Playing against my co-stars in front of the crowd will surely be an amazing experience.”