Vijay Hazare to lead Mumbai players in Ultimate Kho Kho, official jersey unveiled

The Mumbai players, who are all set to take part in the inaugural Ultimate Kho Kho season starting August 14, launched their home and away jerseys for the season at a grand function here on Thursday.

Along with unveiling their official jersey, the Mumbai franchise also announced Vijay Hazare as their captain for the season. It was unveiled and announced by team owners Puneet Balan, Janhvi Dhariwal Balan and Bollywood rapper Badshah at a star-studded event. It was attended by Madhukar Shri, CEO, Rajendra Sapte, Head Coach and Shobhi R, Assistant Coach.

Addressing the gathering, Mumbai Players owner Badshah expressed, “I have an emotional connection with Kho Kho as my mother played the sport at the state level. That was my biggest motivation to invest in the sport. . I’m really excited and looking forward to this new chapter in my life.” Badshah also announced that he will be releasing a team anthem. When asked about the team’s anthem, Badshah said, In terms of motivating the team for the tournament, this is the least I can do for the players. It’s a work in progress, but I’m sure the players will love it, and so will you.”

Vijay Hazare, who hails from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, has been named the captain of the Mumbai team. On his appointment, Hazare expressed, “I would like to thank the owners and coaches for putting their faith in me. We have a lot of young players. We need players who are passionate on the mat and so it’s great that “We have a lot of youngsters. Our practice is going on in full swing and we are excited about the tournament.” Talking about the Mumbai team’s preparations for the tournament, head coach Rajendra Sapte said that the players should focus on fitness. have been.

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“Our preparations for the tournament are going well. We are focusing on the fitness of the players as Ultimate Kho Kho is going to be a long competition. We have to play all the matches till the final and we are preparing accordingly,” he said.

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