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Sport instils confidence in children: Suniel Shetty

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Suniel believes sports is important to instil confidence in children.

Suniel, who is the captain of the Heroes team in the Celebrity League, attended the first season of "Box Bowl Out X" underarm series organised by Zeeshan Siddique here on Saturday.

"I think a sport is the only thing which instils confidence in children. If you see, the real hero in schools is someone who is related to a sport. I think when you play a sport, you are treated like a hero. So, it's very important to encourage sports in our country," the said.

"If you see 'Khelo India' campaign, we are making an effort to bring talent from smaller cities and villages. Emergence of M.S. Dhoni has proven to the world that if you have talent, then you can perform on any platform. These are the platforms where you can find new talent. It's an amazing league," he added.

Talking about the first season of "Box Bowl Out X" underarm series, he said: "It reminded me of my childhood days. I never imagined there would be a competition of this level because when you visit sports countries like and where you see their grounds and their kids playing in uniforms, it feels amazing.

"So I think Zeeshan managed something that is unreal. Seeing the kind of teams and number of enthusiasts here, I think it's unbelievable."

Suniel, who did a film titled "Annarth" with former Vinod Kambli, said: "It's a difficult format (underarm) to play. I remember when I did a film with Vinod Kambli, that time I used to bowl him out in each lunch break while playing underarm

"You are not easily able to understand the pace and movement of the ball in underarm because bowlers bowl here with small run-ups and they manage to spin the ball either way so, I think underarm has given birth to some of the finest players..."



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 12:42 IST