Just after a few days when Sunil Chhetri had made a heartfelt plea to fans to go watch India teams football matches in the stadiums.
The match against Kenya was sold out. With a tremendous crowd people chanting ” Chetri, Chetri” it was a delightful site. And the team did not dissappoint the people as they won 3-0 and Indian Captain Sunil Chetri scored twice.
Chhetri played his 100th international gane for India scoring 60 goals just 2 goals behind Argentina’s Lionel Messi. This huge crowd gathered after the Indian captain posted an emotional video on twitter and pleaded them to come to watch us play. “abuse us, criticise us but please come to watch the Indian national team play.”
Chhetri’s video had quickly gone viral with Indian cricket stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli endorsing the football captain’s message.
After the match against Kenya on Monday, India face New Zealand on June 7, also in Mumbai. The Intercontinental Cup is a preparation tournament for the 2019 Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
India have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts UAE, Thailand and Bahrain