Bollywood stars such as Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty own an IPL team respectively, and we all wonder if Salman Khan would join the bandwagon and put his money on buying an IPL team under his name.
However, Salman Khan says he doesn't want to take away the attention from the players and the sport just because he owns an IPL team, and he wants to do something for the overall development of the sports, without owning an IPL team.
Salman Khan, spoke to Bombay Times and was asked about owning a Cricket team. The actor, says he would never buy an IPL team, but would help the sport in his own way. Salman Khan, was quoted as saying,
"I don't see myself fighting with Delhi, Pune or KKR.No doubt, it's a wonderful way to promote sports, but I want to be there (pointing to the top). So, when it becomes Salman's team versus Preity's team or Shah Rukh's team, it no longer remains a sporting thing, it gets into the area of gossip. Also, the responsible press' will take away focus from the match, and I don't want to give anybody that kind of mileage. I want to do something for the overall development of sports."
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So there it is guys! Salman Khan, has no plans of owning an IPL team, but would do everything to help the overall development of the sport.
Salman Khan, is totally right when he mentioned that people would hijack the sport and label it 'Salman vs Shahrukh' or 'Salman vs Preity' and start creating division among themselves, which is not right in terms of sports. Kudos to Salman Khan, for thinking about the glory of sports and we're sure, he'll do a good job in helping the overall development of the game.