The Richmond Tiger is of part Indian ancestry
Richmond Tiger’s number one player Alex Rance has been rewarded with All-Australian captaincy. He is of part Indian ancestry as well.
The Richmond star recently won his fourth-straight team of the year nod and became the first non-club captain to lead the side since Andrew McLeod in 2007.
In typically dry style, Rance said he had an early inkling of the honour when he inspected his team blazer after being named in the team’s backline. “Being named captain is a bit embarrassing, to be totally honest,” Rance said of the honour.
Honorary Members of Richmond Tigers—South Indian actress Khushbu Sundar; and Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur have sent hearty congratulations to Alex Rance for the honour. Indian billionaire and politician Hon. Naveen Jindal, and Congress politician Shama Mohammed have also congratulated Alex Rance on his recent honour.
Alex has also been congratulated by prominent Victorian Indians such as former ministerial adviser Nitin Gupta; Line producer Nithya Remesan (Natya Entertainment); Cranbourne aocialites Anchal Agarwal and Aravind Putta; Richmond Tiger’s AFL India ambassadors—Ginny Kohli Gulati, Suchint Narang, Deepika Malhotra, and Nilam Panchal; Roshni Sharma (AIBC); Dheepa Awtani (IAEF); and AFL Adviser Darpan Mittal.
Richmond Tiger’s football club is planning to play a full points game in India in the near future. They actively engage with Victorian Indian community, and would starting a community partnership with ISKCON Temple in Albert Park as well.
Recently Richmond Tigers had celebrated India Day in a joint event with Festivals of South Asia Inc. (FOSAI), India Australia Exchange Forum (IAEF) and Australia India Business Council (AIBC Victoria).