In a cricket crazy country getting other sports recognition is very unlikely. People in India only loves two things either Cricket or Bollywood. With so much passion towards cricket, you can get million of talents from this field. You would be amazed that where the national sport is hockey but peoples are crazy for cricket. Cricket often gets blames of diminishing of the other sports. Out of 1.25 billion people around 50-60 percent watches cricket. Now, you can imagine the passion and intensity of the people behind this sport. But Sunil Chhetri has proved with talents you can achieve your goals and can make any sports popular.
In recent years with raising education and awareness towards other sports finally, other teams are also performing well and making India proud in other fields of sports. Here, we’re talking about football the world’s most played and watched sport.
The craze of football is slowly and steadily rising up and is becoming the favorite sport among them. Also, with the arrival of ISL ( Indian Super League) football has got a new life in the country. To be precise it’s our tribute to the Indian Football team, who have silently made us proud in the shadow of cricket lover country. We’re here to felicitate the Indian Football team captain, Sunil Chhetri.
Let’s See How Sunil Chhetri Achieved This Unique Record:
Indian team by beating Kyrgyzstan is now under 100 in the FIFA rankings. captain Sunil Chhetri has struck in the 69th minute to make it 1-0 for the Team India. With that goal, Sunil Chhetri has now 54 goals in his 94 international matches. This has put him in the elite club of world’s great footballers. With these numbers in the international arena, he is now the fourth active international footballer in the world along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Clint Dempsey who are ahead of the Indian ace footballer.
After scoring the 54th goal he has now surpassed the Wayne Rooney of England, who is now at the 5th position with 53 international goals. With this much-needed win, the chances of India qualifying into the AFC Asian Cup looks promising after eight years. Let’s take a look at his awesome goal against Kyrgyzstan.
Few people might argue that the opponents that he has faced are not strong enough as compared to other top 3 active footballers. But when you play international matches no opponent is a small one. With 6,000 spectators in the stadium, Sunil Chhetri dribbled passed three defenders to put the ball in the nets. India is now at the second spot with two wins in two matches. India will now travel to Macau for their third match in AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifiers on September 5, 2017.
Indian coach Stephen Constantine is quite ecstatic and happy with the team performance and leadership of Sunil Chhetri. Overall, we can say Indian Football is in good hands. We are leaving you with a video of few scintillating goals from him. Enjoy, and wish good luck to Indian Football team for their future endeavors. Till then, keep reading and don’t forget to subscribe us.