Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is the co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters, feels that if Indian football grows then it might make a positive impact on world football.
“With India’s billion-plus population, if it (football) grows it’s definitely going to have a positive impact on football all over the world,” stated Tendulkar, during an exclusive interview to FIFA.com.
However, he was a bit cautions about the football infrastructure in the country as he added: “I think the infrastructure of how football is run in India is going to become critical.”
Former India skipper, who retired from international cricket on November 2013, also compared Indian football with the most popular game of the country, cricket.
“It’s nowhere near cricket, but I don’t like comparisons. It’s about appreciating each and every sport – the skills, the hard work and the sacrifices the players make.”