Like IPL, ISL brings the best of Indian talent: Rohit Sharma

As Rohit Sharma became the first-ever La Liga brand ambassador in India he termed MS Dhoni as the best football player in the team on Thursday

Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director of LaLiga India, on Wednesday, announced that Rohit Sharma had become the league's first-ever non-footballer brand ambassador. Rohit Sharma, popularly known as "Hitman" in cricket, is very happy to be made the brand ambassador of the iconic La Liga.

Rohit maintained that it will take time to reach world-class levels but one should have belief in the players and the setup. He wanted to get into professional football, but the infrastructure was not available at that time. In India cricket is how football is in Spain.

"I am truly delighted to be associated with La Liga".

"I think MS Dhoni is the best footballer in our team".

Rohit rates the 38-year-old Dhoni, who has kept mum on rumours surrounding his retirement after skipping all the series following India's World Cup exit, as the number one footballer in the Indian team. "There are few guys like Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya they follow football and they do watch all these footballers", Rohit said during the media briefing.

Reflecting on the same, Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India said that the country has a huge appetite for football and the Indian opener is a flawless choice for the position considering the fact that he is one of the most renowned faces in Indian cricket at the moment and an ardent football fan.

He is the first non-footballer in the history of the league to have become a brand ambassador. Football was very close to me. Only because it gives me so much joy to watch them score a goal and celebrate. "I used to look forward to those kind of things", Rohit said.

The nation has taken rapid strides in football in the recent past, with a number of foreign organizations accepting the growing football market in India.

Talking about the future of football in India, Rohit said, "It takes time for any sport to develop in a country".

"Look at where we were now in the 1930s in cricket. We want to see them play on the global stage soonest", Rohit added.



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