Puma India signs cricketers Washington Sundar & Devdutt Padikkal

Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 April 2021 (18:14 IST)
Bengaluru: Global sports brand has signed a long-term partnership deal with two up-and-coming cricketers, and Devdutt Padikkal.

The duo joins PUMA’s impressive roaster of cricketers that include Indian captain Virat Kohli, wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul, women’s national cricketer and legends like Yuvraj Singh.
 
Considered as the future of Indian cricket, Washington and Devdutt have been punching above their weights in major cricketing tournaments.
 
Sundar’s all-round performance in Australia helped the Indian cricket team clinch an historic away test series win and Padikkal emerged as a ‘find of the season’ with his stellar performance for in his debut season.
 
Sundar, a game changer and Devdutt, a consistent run-getter in the domestic circuit perfectly embody PUMA’s Forever Faster spirit.
 
“At PUMA, we are committed to promoting new-age cricketing talent in India. Washington and Devdutt have displayed remarkable resilience and grit on field that’s led to their meteoric rise as athletes,” said Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, Puma India and Southeast Asia.
 
“We have always believed in supporting not just established players, but also talent with immense future potential. We will continue to partner with young athletes, also at grassroots to give back to India’s sporting ecosystem,” he added.
 
Commenting on the association, Washington Sundar said, “Feels great to be associated with a brand like PUMA which has some of the world’s greatest athletes in their roaster. Watching Skipper and closely has given me a deeper insight into the brand. PUMA adds a lot of credibility to an athletes’ journey and I’m excited to work with the brand in India.”
 
“I’m extremely excited to sign with Puma. The brand is associated with the best athletes around the world and I’m honoured to be a part of that legacy. A partnership with a global sports brand like PUMA is really a big motivation for young athletes like me. I’m looking forward to a long-term association with the brand,” said Devdutt Padikkal.
 
Sundar and Devdutt are currently part of the Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing 2021 Indian Premier League. (UNI)