India beat Kenya 2-0 to lift the Intercontinental Cup 2018. Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace and that made the difference. Chhetri’s goals came in the 8th and 28th minute of the match. It was a win to savour! But what followed the win was madness, Indian football fans who had been waiting for the moment could not keep a lid on their excitement. Just after the win, we found Indian football fans chanting “Ïndia, India” in chorus from inside a metro is a testament of the growing popularity of the sport in India.
By scoring the brace, Sunil Chhetri also equaled Lionel Messi in terms of highest individual international goals by active players. Sunil is joint with Messi at the second spot, Cristiano Ronaldo is at numero uno position in the coveted list. Goal machine Chhetri was in emphatic form throughout the tournament, he scored a total of 8 goals in 4 matches.
Here is the video of fans in the metro chanting ”India, India” & ”Sunil, Sunil”. Watch it to believe it.
It was a comprehensive win for India considering they had blanked the same opposition during the league stage match as well.
Gurinder was also flawless at goal, emerging as the only goalkeeper to maintain a clean sheet throughout the tournament.
Meanwhile, once India won they were lavished by congratulatory messages from celebrities. Among them, these are the pick of the tweets.
India will soon be on the road for the preparations leading up to the mega AFC Asian Cup in 2019.