Sunil Chhetri’s brace it was that helped India crush Kenya 3-0 in the Intercontinental Cup match at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. The moment was historic as it was the Indian captain’s historic 100th international match and it became even more special as he scored a brace in the well-deserved victory. Also Read - ISL 2020/21: Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri score as Bengaluru condemn Odisha to 5th defeat
Sunil Chhetri scored the opening goal in the 68th-minute of the match after Kenya held India for the major portion of the match. Three minutes after Sunil’s goal via penalty, it was Jeje’s turn to find the back of the net. It was raining in Mumbai hence the pitch had a lot of water and it rained throughout the match, making it difficult for the player to keep a control of the ball. It was henceforth commendable on India’s part to not concede a goal. Also Read - ISL 2020-21: Sunil Chhetri's Penalty Strike Gives Bengaluru FC First Win of Season
Finally, in extra time of the second half, Sunil Chhetri scored another goal to make it a brace and a memorable night for the fans and himself. He kept his cool, the first touch was great, which tempted the goalkeeper to come out of his mark. That is when Sunil saw his opportunity and chipped the ball cleverly, it was chipped with pinpoint accuracy which meant India emerged victorious 3-0. Just after India won the match, tweet started pouring in. Here is the pick of them. Also Read - ISL 2020-21 Highlights FCG vs BFC: Angulo's Brace Guides FC Goa to 2-2 draw against Bengaluru FC
India now surely have a foot in the next stage. The Blue Tigers will look to go all the way in this tournament. This is a great practise pad for the Indian team that will play in the AFC Asian Cup 2019. That tournament will be their ultimate goal.