Hyderabad, February 20th, 2023: The Telugu film star Vijay Deverakonda attended the RuPay Prime Volleyball League match between Chennai Blitz and the home team Hyderabad Black Hawks at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. The ‘Arjun Reddy’ star, who is a co-owner of the volleyball franchise, spoke on his reasons for association with the Black Hawks’ – and talked about his love for the sport.
“I love volleyball and I love Hyderabad. This league is going to be one of the most-watched leagues in the country. It is going to be a massive source of entertainment. It will have a loyal following. It seemed like a smart business decision. And my love for the city and love for the sport made me do it,” Vijay said.
“What I love about volleyball is it’s super aggressive. It involves smashes, the dives. It’s a very quick-moving game. Every five minutes there are turns and changes. In school, we all really idolised the attackers. It’s a really cool game to follow and one of the biggest sports to follow in the world,” he added.
Predicting the future of the league, Vijay said: “RuPay Prime Volleyball League is going to be one of the biggest leagues of volleyball across the world in terms of audience and in terms of players.”
The RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23 will be telecast LIVE on Sony Sports Ten 1 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi), Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) & Sony Sports Ten 2 (Malayalam) channels in India and will be streamed on Volleyball World TV outside the Indian subcontinent, starting February 4, Saturday.