Ankush gets candid with Bengaluru FC and India’s star winger, Ashique Kuruniyan as they talk about the youngster’s journey from playing Sevens Football in Malappuram to representing India at the international stage.
In the football frenzied state of Kerala, Sevens Football is all the rage. People from all walks of life come together to play, watch and enjoy this sport. Sevens Football is especially popular in the Malabar region, more specifically the Malappuram region which is also where Ashique Kuruniyan hails from.
Ashique reminisces about the time when he used to watch Sevens Football growing up and recalls being scared by the mere idea of playing Sevens Football. The game is infamously known for being rough and the Red card almost never comes out of the referees back pocket making the game even more ruthless for the players.
The pacy winger shares the story of how he got the chance to play his first Sevens Football match and what changed for him that day that he decided to pursue his passion.