FIFA World Cup 2018 fever is heating up across the globe and will storm the fields from June 14-July 15 with the deafening roar of cheers and the thrill of the game.
Ahead of the World Cup, Nikhil Krishna aka Nikk Freestyler, a 22-year-old Delhi-based professional freestyler, in an exclusive interview to the newsnation.in, reveals the secret to successful freestyle footballing, his inspiring journey and more. Excerpt:
How did you come across freestyle football and what motivated you to take it up as a profession?
Football is growing in India, what future do you see for freestyle football and how can it get the spotlight in the mainstream media?
But working hard as much as we can to do develop this sport in India. People should understand that it's good for their health (physically and mentally).
Tips for youngsters who want to take up freestyle football as a career?
What is the required infrastructure and minimum diet routine for freestyle football?
To organise a freestyle football competition at a higher level, we require a proper stage setup with light and audio support combined with a space for crowd to gather and enjoy the entertainment.
Whereas, Nutrition is an important part for any sport performance for athletes. Minimum diet should be five meals a day which consists of micronutrients, macronutrients and fluids because these are essentials to push and provide energy for the growth.
Freestyle football, without a doubt, recapitulates the magic of ‘joga bonito’, a Portuguese phrase that means to play football beautifully. Well, freestyle football is not only about juggling with the ball and showing off your skills, there is much more to it.
With the much needed exposure and support, India would soon witness freestylers holding the national flag high with pride at international platforms.