Do you feel, like we all do, that too much attention is given to cricket in our country? "No. Too much attention is not being given to cricket. Not enough attention is being given to other sports," he said.
The 71-year-old, who loves watching cricket and football, said: "We are a vast and massive country. We must garner and encourage and be proficient in many sporting events. If we put our hearts and minds and business into them it should never be a problem to pick a team of 11, 7, 5, 4 or 2 players from 1.25 billion, a sixth of the entire population of the world!
"Countries the world over get identified by the sport they excel in. India should be one of them too," added the megastar, whose son has also invested in a franchise of the Indian Super League football.