Though the action is often nail-biting, for some amongst us watching competitive sport is the ultimate ‘pause’ activity. Take Amitabh Bachchan for instance. He may follow the Pro Kabaddi League because son Abhishek owns a team, but he’s hooked to the 2016 UEFA European Championship solely on account of his love for football.
While still supporting his pro-kabaddi home squad (the Jaipur Pink Panthers) by wearing a team hoodie, Mr. Bachchan shared an image with his social media fans on June 26 where he waves goodbye with this note: “UEFA calls… be back after the game!” Clearly he’s been up late a lot in recent weeks (check out his Twitter timeline) watching footie with glee and occasionally even taking amusing pot-shots at the players. “Surprises me how cameras covering football games are able to catch a player at a time when he is either spitting or snorting!” the Big B wrote yesterday, making us chuckle at the remark.
Of course astute observations abound too, as Mr. Bachchan watches game after game. Our favourite recent gem includes a view on why Wales beat Belgium, despite Belgium’s all-star line-up. “Grit, determination… without it you lose!” Mr. B opines. Many would agree they’re the top two ingredients for success. That, and knowing when to rest, recharge and romance the pause!
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