Indian national football team skipper, one of the finest footballing legends Sunil Chhetri appealed to football fans across the country to support and cheer the national team, in its pursuit of the Intercontinental cup. Today, Chhetri's boys will contest Kenya at the Mumbai Football Arena.
The football legend is all set to play his 100th international game against Kenya today. To all of you, who have lost hope or don't have any hope in Indian football, we request you to come and watch us in the stadium, the Indian captain said in the video.
On the occasion of Chhetri's 100th international football game, a video of Sunil Chhetri's Top 5 Goals is making rounds on social media. Watch the video here.
Behind Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentinian Leonel Messi, arguably the game's best players right now, Chhetri stands third in the list of active players with most number of goals (58). Ronaldo has 81 international goals while Barcelona star Messi hit the back of the net on 64 ocassions. On he whole, Sunil Chhetri is the 24th highest goalscorer in internationals.
"I spoke my heart in the video. I hope people will not take it in the right way. There is no hidden agenda or propaganda in it, those are just my feelings," Chhetri later said on his Twitter video.
His tweet read: "This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen."
In support of Chhetri, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli called on the football fans to support and save Indian football.
"Please take notice of my good friend and Indian football skipper @chetrisunil11's post and please make an effort," Virat said in his tweet.
Several celebrities came out in support of Chhetri's plea and poured out tweets on Twitter. Check them out here: