Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri once again displayed his class in his 100th international scoring two goals against Kenya. India won the match comfortably with 3-0 scoreline in front of a packed stadium. Indian football is surely reaching new heights with the captain leading from the front.
In the previous match of the Intercontinental Cup against Chinese Taipei, Chhetri bagged a hat-trick which saw India script a convincing 5-0 victory. After the match, the Indian captain took it to Twitter and had posted a video urging all the Indian fans to turn up at the stadiums for the upcoming matches and support the team.
It looks like Chhetri’s plea has been answered as the tickets of the match between India and Kenya was sold out within a day and thousands of Indian fans turned up at the stadium to back the Blue Tigers. Team India did not disappoint the crowd and gave them the best gift ever by scoring thrice against Kenya.
After the match, Sunil Chhetri did not forget to thank the crowd and the people of India who cheered their team to victory last night. The 33-year-old posted a thank you message on Twitter and vowed to give their lives on the pitch for the country every time they step out on the lush green field.
We promise you that if that’s the kind of support we get every time we play for the country, we will give our lives on the pitch. India, this night was special because we were in this together. Those in the stands shouting, and the ones at home cheering – thank you!
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 4, 2018
People took notice of the message quickly and showered praise on the Indian skipper who now has 61 international goals to his name. Chhetri is now just behind Cristiano Ronaldo (81) and Lionel Messi (64) as far as the highest active international goal scorers are concerned. this is indeed a proud moment for the country and we expect the same kind of support for our heroes in the upcoming fixtures as well.
This is how Twitter reacted to Chhetri’s message:
The 2nd half was gem to watch.Keep it going.After 100 games not the Goal should be 100International Goals.
— Rohit Kumbhojkar 🇮🇳 (@ROHITKUMBHOJKAR) June 5, 2018
Take a bow, Captain! Well played and well deserved..You are a pride for our country..All the best for many more wonderful games.
— Jaishree (@laxjai) June 5, 2018
— Ivar ramuk (@Ivark2008) June 5, 2018
Highest Active International Goal-Scorer
🇵🇹Cristiano Ronaldo – 81
🇦🇷Lionel Messi – 64
🇮🇳SUNIL CHHETRI – 61🔥🔥
FIFA Ranking ( INDIA )
2015 – Rank 173
2016 – Rank 148
2017 – Rank 105
2018 – Rank 97 🙌
— Akil Shipra (@ShipraAkil) June 5, 2018
"Oh when he scores, we go freaking mad, we've got Sunil Chhetriii…."
A brace on his 100th game for India in front of a packed house! Thanks a ton Chhetri. pic.twitter.com/kC6wbPiNex
— Prajwal (@prajwalmanipal) June 5, 2018
Its just a start to the indian football…thre are lot more chhetri's to take birth in india to rule the world's most loved game… pic.twitter.com/QJOUIyAlq6
— Soumith Kumar (@SoumithKumar6) June 5, 2018
Also at 9PM : Sunil Chhetri @chetrisunil11 scored a spectacle at a full in attendance football match against Kenya! It being his 100th match was an icing on the cake! @Nidhi Razdan peace on you! Exaggeration is an understatement when your agenda plays in!
— Arpit Bhatnagar (@arpitbhtnagar) June 5, 2018
— Prashant Sharma (@Prashant_S1988) June 5, 2018