One of the greatest footballers of our country, Sunil Chhetri took the internet by storm after he posted a heartfelt video requesting people’s support for the second Football Intercontinental Cup match between India and Kenya in Mumbai. After his appeal, people from all over the country turned up to cheer the team at the Mumbai Football Arena. Sunil Chhetri’s performance in the match was worth the wait for the sports enthusiasts.
The stadium was full of people chanting ‘India-India’ throughout the match. Moreover, the football match between India and Kenya on June 4 marked the 100th international match for our Football captain Sunil Chhetri. And guess what! Sunil Chhetri’s performance in the game has proved that there is no one better than him.
This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen. pic.twitter.com/fcOA3qPH8i
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 2, 2018
The Indian Football team won the match with Kenya with a huge difference of 3-0. The victory was even more special with the captain Sunil Chhetri scoring two goals himself. The third goal was scored by Jeje Lalpekhlua.
With those two winning goals, Sunil Chhetri’s performance tally increased to 62 goals. Sunil Chhetri added another feather in his cap as he broke footballer David Villa’s record of 59 goals and rose to the third position only behind Ronaldo (81 goals) and Messi (64 goals) in the international goals count.
After the 33-year-old football team captain took it to his Twitter account to make a plea to people to come and support the team, every sports enthusiast across the country hailed to the stadium witnessing the victory of Indian football team. Social media is in complete awe with Sunil Chhetri’s performance and cannot stop praising him for his victorious play during the match.
The happiness of social media is clearly visible as they celebrate India’s win in the International Cup and are all-praises for the Sunil Chhetri’s performance. Netizens have posted their ‘congratulatory’ messages on their social media accounts for the Indian Football team.
Take a look at some of the praises for the Sunil Chhetri’s performance:
Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat’s tweet is truly inspiring:
A truly inspiring and well deserved win for our IndianFootball team.👏🏻✌🏼🇮🇳
Many congratulations to the team for the 3-0 win against Kenya today!
Amazing show by the team & Captain @chetrisunil11 on his 100th match! #BackTheBlue #INDvKEN
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) June 4, 2018
Ace cricketer Mohammed Kaif had this to say about Sunil Chhetri’s performance:
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 4, 2018
This is how Suresh Raina congratulated the team:
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 4, 2018
The Viral Fever made an interesting point here:
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Commentator: “Its 16 years since the day Sunil Chhetri Made an appeal to the country, look where they are now!”
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) June 5, 2018
It was a great news for Virender Sehwag as well:
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
East India Comedy has an interesting thing to say:
— East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) June 4, 2018
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— East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) June 4, 2018
Football fans celebrated Sunil Chhetri’s performance and the victory of the team through these messages:
The man of the moment @chetrisunil11 scores and stadium goes Crazy!!
He deserves it all the praises the applause the love 💘
Scores in his 100th Match!#IndianFootball #SunilChhetri #Chhetri100 #SupportIndianFootball #IntercontinentalCup #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/LM1iMbrYlJ
— Anthony Dsouza (@anthonysouzaD) June 4, 2018
He Invited the Fans..
He put on a Show for them.
Match no. 100 and he Scores 2 Goals ⚽⚽ for 🇮🇳
The Legend of Sunil Chhetri continues 👏👏 https://t.co/FV2AKDNxut
— Sußhα Dey SRKian (@Subha_Roxx) June 4, 2018
This is it ! KENYA blown away by the Chhetri Waves😎
India Defeat Kenya courtesy a brace from Captain Chhetri and a goal from Jeje Lalpekhlua!
— SinghPRajput (@psingh2015) June 4, 2018
Indian football fans today be like…
Messi and Ronaldo
— Aman D (@Me_psycho4) June 4, 2018
Captain! Your message was true to its words. Truely entertained by the beautiful game played by the entire team. Shout out to those who turned up at the stadium or followed the match on TV, Let’s make it a habit now. #bluepilgrims#BackTheBlues #INDvKEN #SunilChhetri pic.twitter.com/FmfOt9kDuE
— Arzan Patel (@arzan_patel90) June 4, 2018
What a game it was …. #INDvKEN
One could only imagine how team India must have felt today when they walked out in the field. When they heard these people cheering for them. What a match it was. We’ll see you on 7th boys@chetrisunil11 @IndianFootballhttps://t.co/Z3CxOLr7Ux pic.twitter.com/lHwzP7T5SJ
— Tarushi Choudhary (@tcisha) June 4, 2018
Nights that we live for! Thank you Mumbai for making the @BluePilgrims movement successful. This wouldn’t have been possible without you. Dear @chetrisunil11 what have we done to deserve you? You’re magic! Thanks a TON! #Chhetri100 @IndianFootball #INDvKEN #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/bv7QeSLzPB
— Waseem Ahmed (@Waseem_Ahmed11) June 4, 2018
The best moment in the history of Indian football. It was great to see huge crowd cheering our players. Well played India, well played sir the captain of Indian football team SUNIL CHHETRI.#INDvKEN @chetrisunil11 .❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/j9lLHB97tg
— Saurav Tripathi (@sptripathi02) June 4, 2018
India Beat Kenya 3-0. Look at this Crowd on Legendary Chhetri’s Goal. @chetrisunil11 this is just the beginning. Thank you for making us realize what we were missing. The efforts of our Indian Football Team won’t go futile. pic.twitter.com/6991AaARuf
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 4, 2018
Sunil Chhetri has posted another emotional message on his Twitter account ‘thanking’ all the people who have supported him in winning the trophy for the national team.
Here is the tweet:
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
Sunil Chhetri’s performance deserves our heartiest congratulations!!