Twitter reacts as Sunil Chhetri nets brace to secure intercontinental cup
The Indian football skipper has now equaled Lionel Messi's record of 64 goals for India.
Published - Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am | Updated - Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am
Sunil Chhetri was on the mark yet again as the Indian football team soared to greater heights following an impressive 3-0 win over Kenya in the recently concluded Intercontinental Cup. At the start of the tournament, India‘s charismatic 33-year old skipper had posted a video requesting and literally begging people to come and watch the Indian football team as they took the field in the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai.
For Chhetri personally, it was a milestone, something that saw him draw level with the invincible and irresistible Lionel Messi, something that one does not do every day. His brace saw him climb to 64 goals, which makes him the second-highest goal-getter in international football. In addition to this, he is only behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, something that will now certainly cement his place in footballing history.
In recent times, sports apart from cricket have been picking up such as Kabaddi and football. The latter, in particular, has taken the front seat as well, given the fact that the World Cup is on its way. This itself will send a wave of football resonants across the country.
Although facing international competition, the Indians were impressive in the tournament facing teams that have performed quite well in the past. In fact, New Zealand have been part of World Cup finals previously while Kenya boasts of players such as Victor Wanyama within their ranks. The Kiwis boast of players such as Winston Reid and Chris Wood both of whom ply their footballing trade in the English Premier League.
Thus, this would certainly be one of the Indian football team’s most impressive achievements in recent times and certainly a lot more would be expected of them in the near future.
Here is what the Twitterati faithful had to say
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 11, 2018
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) June 10, 2018
Every result is important for Indian football. 2-0 against Kenya today is excellent. Now, to organise bigger games…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 10, 2018
Congratulations @IndianFootball on winning the #IntercontinentalCup2018 with such conviction. @chetrisunil11 you were brilliant throughout the tournament. Such performances will inspire a lot of youngsters to watch this beautiful game. Keep entertainment buddy. #INDvKEN
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) June 10, 2018
A very special win! Congratulations, @IndianFootball team on beating Kenya and lifting the #IntercontinentalCup2018. @chetrisunil11, you were phenomenal throughout the competition. Well done. pic.twitter.com/TYBYhh5Hnx
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 10, 2018
What a stellar performance by Team India. Champion effort from @chetrisunil11 to score 2 stunning goals. Congratulations to Team India on winning the #IntercontinentalCup2018. Way to go, @IndianFootball! pic.twitter.com/FW1R8X6qP9
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) June 10, 2018
Splendid performance from the #MenInBlue. Keep it up, @chetrisunil11 and the @IndianFootball team. You guys totally deserved this victory. Our support will always continue to be with you. #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/JxKYVlF8Ej
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 10, 2018
GOOSEBUMPS. We are witnessing a revolution in @IndianFootball. The scenes in the Stadium are surreal. Thank you @chetrisunil11 and Team for making us proud. Onwards and Upwards from here. My favourite moment of this #HeroIntercontinentalCup has to be this ❤️ #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/OQMbTrf7c1
— Siddharth Kaul (@sidkaul22) June 10, 2018
Thank you @chetrisunil11 for giving the country so much to cherish. You were inspirational and I am sure this #IntercontinentalCup victory will help in ensuring that you guys play in a jam packed stadium . Congratulations @IndianFootball #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/WADgZEd5rl
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 10, 2018
Congratulations to the @IndianFootball team on winning the #IntercontinentalCup finals.@chetrisunil11 led by example and this win will go a long way in helping the popularity of the sport.#INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/3DiqMjUbL1
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 10, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 10, 2018