The Indian team steamrolled over Chinese Taipei by a massive 5-0 win in the Intercontinental Cup 2018 opener in Mumbai.
India captain, Sunil Chhetri stamped his authority with a memorable hat-trick, going on to show the men in blue are a force to reckon with in the competition.
India lock-horns against Kenya next on June 4 at the same ground where they annihilated Chinese Taipei. But before that, in an emotional video, Chhetri appealed to the masses in the country to come and watch them play.
India is a country full of ardent cricket supporters. More often than not the game of football is eclipsed by the glitz and glamour of the game of cricket.
The country is obsessed with the likes of MS Dhonis, and the Virat Kohlis. But, if we normalise the contribution of Sunil Chhetri to Indian football, it may be at par with the cricketing superstars.
“To all of you who are fans of big European clubs and support European clubs with so much passion and sometimes you guys think that the level is not the same, so why do you waste your time?” asked Chhetri.
Agreed, the level is not the same, not even close but with our desire and determination, we will try our best to make your time worth,” claimed Chhetri during the video.
“I mean it’s not fun to criticise and abuse on the internet. Come to the stadium, do it on our face, scream at us, shout at us, abuse us, who knows one day we might change you guys, you might start cheering for us. You guys have no idea how important you guys are and how important your support is,” the skipper appealed.
Here’s the video
This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen.
Gepostet von Sunil Chhetri am Samstag, 2. Juni 2018