Indian Football team led by Sunil Chhetri has made India proud. After captain Chhetri’s emotional video of asking for support from their country, Mumbai flooded the grounds and witnessed a grand win as the boy beat Kenya in the second Intercontinental Cup match by 3-0. The win became very special for the team as the entire ground supported them like crazy.
The match was even special as it was Captain Sunil Chettri’s 100th match and he led the team to a huge win by scoring two goals. Jeje Lalpekhlua too, scored a goal for India, thus helping the team come closer to victory. Just a few days back, the 33-year-old captain posted a video saying, “Today I am not making a video for you guys. I am gonna speak and appeal to all of you who did not come. To everyone who is not a football fan, please come and watch us for two reasons. No. 1 – it’s the best game in the world and No. 2 – we play for our country. We will make sure that once you come to watch us, you will not return the same person back home.” This made people ignore the downpour and come to the stadium for a hearty match.
But the support was not limited to the ground as after the win, Netizens showered praises on the players for sweeping the title home. Have a look!
What a fantastic victory. Congratulations @chetrisunil11 on your 100th international match and for making it extra special with the two goals and a fantastic victory in front of a packed stadium. Great news for @IndianFootball #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/f5isKrYxdi— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 4, 2018
Sunil Chhetri has broken a lot of records on the football pitch throughout his career but he's done the impossible today, by getting that many Mumbaikars to come to Andheri West on a rainy Monday evening.— Hardik Rajgor (@Hardism) June 4, 2018
India Beat Kenya 3-0 In #IntercontinentalCup2018. Captain Sunil Chhetri Scores Twice In His 100th Match. Congrats To Team India🇮🇳 And More Power To #SunilChhetri. 💪👏🙏 #IntercontinentalCup #INDvKEN #Chhetri100. pic.twitter.com/VLA2rwIZsO— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) June 4, 2018
It was an awesome experience watching the legend of Indian football perform. The crowd made it electrifying. #SunilChhetri #Chhetri100 #INDvKEN #BackTheBlue #BluePilgrims #football pic.twitter.com/Wmwx8W9SIe— Avinash Kunder (@AvinashKunder) June 4, 2018
Captain called and India responded..— SWARAAJ (@swaraaj247) June 4, 2018
Hell, every game is interesting when your country is playing it. Whole of India rallied behind Indian football team today and they treated us with a stupendous victory....and Sunil's goal was lyk cherry on the cake... #SunilChhetri #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/UmvXvu6vYf