Satnam Singh Bhamra has been a media’s sensation after he got drafted into the NBA when he was just 19. Netflix recently released a documentary titled ‘One in a Billion’ on this 21-year-old, making him the youngest Indian sportsman to have his life story recorded.
In the past when Satnam was first drafted in NBA, Abhishek Bachchan had written a column in a leading newspaper stating, “I believe he can be that change agent. Like I keep saying, he has shown us the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. He has proved to us that if you stay true to your dream and trust yourself, you can achieve whatever you want. I hope his story inspires every boy who shoots some hoops in the morning, goes to school and comes back to show a few more.”
Bachchan was overjoyed at the Punjab boy’s achievement in 2015, “My joy knew no bounds when I heard that Satnam Singh was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks on Friday morning. It has been a fantastic few months for basketball in India. First it was Sim Bhullar, a naturalised Canadian with firm Indian roots, who did us proud. And, now, it’s Satnam. Simply put, he has just given all of us another reason to walk with our chests puffed up. Mind you, this is a huge achievement. Very huge. I think it’s a big step for not just for Indian basketball, but the very idea of sport in our country.”
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