Indian captain Sunil Chhetri has been living a dream, literally! Also Read - UEFA Champions League Draw: It's Messi vs Ronaldo Once Again as Barcelona Gets Drawn With Juventus in Group G
He already has 8 goals in 3 matches at the ongoing Intercontinental Cup 2018. It seems Chhetri’s popularity is increasing with each passing day, which is also great for Indian football. He recently gave his captain’s armband to a specially-abled fan, which just goes to show the kind and humble nature of the footballer. It seems the footballers are finally getting their due. India won their first two matches comprehensively against Chinese Taipei and then they followed it up with an emphatic victory against Kenya, that was also Sunil Chhetri’s memorable 100th international. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Most Admired Sportsman in The World Revealed
Meanwhile, India’s good run came to an end when they lost to New Zealand after taking the lead. India lost to them 2-1 at the Andheri Sports Complex. India will now be playing the finals, which is to be decided. In all likelihood India will play New Zealand in the finals as they have a better goal difference compared to Kenya. If that is the case, we are in for a spectacle-of-a-Sunday. Also Read - Luis Suarez Responds to Barcelona Captain Lionel Messi's Farewell Message
Here is the fan we mentioned earlier in the copy, his name happens to be Abhishek Bhoite. The fan we gather from his Facebook account that he is a freelance photographer. He posted the picture which read, “My first ever live sport match in a stadium, made even more memorable by Sunil Chetri’s Captain’s band!
Meanwhile, Sunil Chhetri went past David Villa to now stand at the 3rd position in the all-time highest international goal-scorer list. The 31-year-old is now just behind Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo. This is a big tournament for India in their lead up to the big AFC Asian Cup next year. Indian coach Stephen Constantine has been helming affairs at Indian football for quite some time now and has the ambitions of helping India clinch the coveted AFC Asian Cup 2019.