Footballer Sunil Chhetri on being honoured with the Padma Shri, took to Twitter to express his gratitude to teammates, coaches, staff, masseurs, physios and management he had worked with over the years.

Chhetri also remarked that he owed the honour to his parents, family members and friends, who encouraged him and stood by him.

Chhetri also expressed his gratitude to all his fans for supporting, encouraging and criticising him.

The footballer vowed to be hungrier every time he stepped on the pitch for his country and club.

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