Midfielder Rohit Kumar has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with Hero Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC, the club announced on Saturday.

Delhi-born Rohit, who signed for the club ahead of the 2021-22 campaign and celebrated his 26th birthday on the day of the announcement, has committed his future to the club until the end of the 2024-25 campaign.

“The love and support I’ve received since I joined Bengaluru FC has been immense, and I’m really happy to sign for two more years here. I strongly believe that this is the best place for me to grow, both as a player and a person, and that made the decision to sign on an easy one. The belief shown by the coaches, management and my teammates has helped me develop, and I’m looking forward to many more special moments in front of our fantastic supporters,” said Rohit, following the completion of formalities on his deal.

Rohit was part of the Blues’ victorious 2022 Durand Cup squad, and enjoyed a breakout campaign this term. Scoring three times across 19 Hero ISL appearances, Rohit played a crucial role in Bengaluru FC’s run to the Hero ISL final. For his performances, the midfielder received a first-ever call-up to the Senior Indian National Team, and made his debut against Kyrgyz Republic in India’s victorious Tri-Nation Cup campaign.

“We’re all really delighted to be able to secure Rohit’s signature. He’s a player that waited patiently for his chances, and worked extremely hard during that period. Rohit put on some outstanding performances in the League, which also led to a call up and debut with the National Team. It’s been quite a week for him, with his birthday and now the new deal at the club. Rohit knows the hard work needs to continue, and I’m sure he’ll be a part of many more special moments at this football club,” said Blues’ boss Simon Grayson.

Rohit has amassed 36 appearances for Bengaluru FC in all competitions, and will now be part of the Blues’ squad set to begin their 2023 Super Cup campaign in Kozhikode, with their opening clash scheduled to take place on April 8th.