Sunil Chhetri stands next to Cristiano Ronaldo becoming the second-highest international goal scorer among the active players. He achieved this remarkable feat in the match played against Thailand as part of the AFC Asian Cup 2019, at the Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi. With this strike, Sunil Chhetri (67 goals) and surpassed Argentine superstar Lionel Messi (65). 34- year-old Sunil Chhetri made it to the second position while playing his 104th match. This news about Indian player Chetri was made public in an official tweet by the AFC Asian Cup’s Twitter handle. The tweet also read,"Sunil Chhetri scores his 66th with India to overtake Lionel Messi becoming the active player with the 2nd most international goals."
Sunil Chhetri also scored another goal in the same match against Thailand in the second half of the game. India successfully completed the match with 4-1 against Thailand. Chhettri making two out the four goals. Chhetri is only behind Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 85 times for the national team. India holds 97th rank as a team.