Suniel Shetty is now the official brand ambassador for hockey in India. The actor who is known for his love of sports and fitness was hired on to bring more recognition to the sport and hopefully to restore hockey as the National game.
Suniel said, “It is true. I received a letter from the hockey federation. I suppose they relate me to fitness, wellness and sporty activities.” Adding that, “I’ve been chosen purely for my love for the sport. And although I turned 46 this week the hockey federation feels age is no bar for any game. It’s always about physical fitness. India has always been numero uno in hockey. Sadly, it’s becoming neglected. They want my help in bringing it back as the National Sport.”
He does admit that cricket is his first love (in sports that is) but he also said, “But I’ve played hockey in fits and starts. I’m doing this because of my love for all sports. And I’m accepting no money. It’s just such an honour to be associated with the game of hockey.”