Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu says she is proud to have Spanish badminton superstar Carolina Marin in her team Pune 7 Aces for the fourth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL).
Expressing her feelings after acquiring Carolina's services, Taapsee said, "I am so happy and proud to have Carolina in my team. I'm a huge fan, not just because of the fact that she is one of the best players in the world but also because of the spirit with which she plays," Taapsee said in a statement. "She is a treat to watch when she is playing. The funny anecdote is that whenever she plays in India I always get a bunch of messages on social media telling me that my doppelganger is here or comparing our pictures and pointing out similarities. Though I'm sure personally we both might find it difficult to believe but a lot of people apparently feel so," she added.
The "Pink" actress is looking forward to meeting Marin when she will travel for the PBL matches. The date of the meeting is not yet fixed.
Carolina was attained by Pune 7 Aces for Rs 80 lakhs. On the other hand, Indian star shuttlers -- Saina Nehwal and P.V.Sindhu -- were ropped in by Hyderabad Hunters and North Eastern Warriors, respectively, during PBL auction for Rs 80 lakhs each,
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega