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ISL 2017: Bengaluru FC unveil Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador in video

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The new season of the Indian Super League is all set to kick off on Friday as defending champions ATK take on the Kerala Blasters in Kochi. The latest edition will be bigger and better than ever after two new teams were added to the fray in the form of Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC.

The side from Bengaluru, who are popularly known as the Blues, have a formidable squad ahead of their campaign, led by national team skipper Sunil Chhetri. They made a number of key additions to their team ahead of ISL 2017 and on Tuesday, they announced the final brick in their 'wall' as they signed up legendary Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid as their brand ambassador.

Along with a video on Twitter, the club also made the announcement on their website and the 'Wall', who hails from Bengaluru, was quoted as saying, "It’s great to be an ambassador for Bengaluru FC, a team who I have been tracking across the last four seasons. Also, the connect is instant given I am a Bangalore boy. The way the city has responded to BFC has been tremendous and the club has some of the most passionate fans."

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Rahul Dravid (Image courtesy: BFC website)

He added that he has been delighted to see the progress made by the club in its four years of their existence. "It’s been one of the most professionally run teams and the kind of engagement they have been able to create with the fans and the people of this city has been really nice to see,” he said.

Bengaluru FC kick off their ISL campaign as they take on Mumbai City FC on November 19. The Albert Roca-managed side start as genuine contenders for the title and will look to put their best foot forward ahead in their opener.

Also read: ISL 2017: Top scorers who set the pre-season on fire

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