Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday named as the co-owner of the Pro Wrestling League team UP Warriors.
After Bollywood superstar of yesteryears Dharmendra, India's ODI opener is the second big celebrity to co-own a team in the league.
Speaking about the association, Rohit said, "India has had a long and proud history with Wrestling. I am proud to come on board as one of the co-owners of the UP Warriors team at the Pro Wrestling League.
“Our team has the best line-up of wrestlers including India's most celebrated wrestler Sushil Kumar. We look forward to making it to the top of the league for the first season of the PWL."
Cricketers have been associated with the leagues of others sports. Test captain Virat Kohli is the co-owner of Indian Super League team FC Goa, while Suresh Raina co-own a Hockey India League franchise.