Virat took it to his Twitter handle to congratulate Sunil Chhetri and the football team that outshined in the match against Kenya in their second match of the Intercontinental Cup.
Virat Kohli has been an impassionate supporter when it comes to football and he is seen always as a fervent admirer of Indian football. He has also been the co-owner of FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) and has been frequently seen from favoring; continuously encouraging and cheering for the team to posting motivational messages for the team and its players. The Indian Skipper has been quite articulate in his backing.
Virat Kohli’s special request to fans:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 2, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar urges his fans to support Indian Football team in Stadiums:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 3, 2018
Sunil Chhetri’s Plea towards Indian fans:
This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen. pic.twitter.com/fcOA3qPH8i
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 2, 2018
On Saturday, Kohli had encouraged captain of Indian football, Sunil Chhetri and awaken fans and made a rejuvenated call to fans to watch the football matches at Stadiums. Sunil Chhetri’s message and support from some sports icons like Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar did the turn over with the match of India against Kenya in Mumbai. Fans came in huge support and with this, there was a roar of triumph for India as they vanquished Kenya by 3-0.
Kohli on Tuesday again took to his Social media page and posted a message for the Indian Football Team and the captain, Sunil Chhetri.
In his message he twitted:
The last two years have been fantastic for @IndianFootball and last night again they showed that they mean business. A great 3 nil victory over Kenya. Well done champ @chetrisunil11″ wrote Kohli.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 5, 2018
Chhetri who bagged a hat-trick in his way in India’s very first of the Intercontinental Cup against Chinese Taipei, and made his 100th international match appearance in India’s battle against Kenya at the Mumbai Football Stadium.
Regardless of the heavy rain, Chhetri scored two goals in the second half, making a top-notch competition for the players.
Chhetri’s first scoring goal was from the penalty spot, however, the Indian captain was lucky enough to receive a favorable call from the referee. The 33-year-old attacked a cross down from the right side and took it far away from the defenders of Kenya and the goal was into the nets. But when he tried to reach the ball, he fell down seeing in the replays that he had a rare contact with the Kenyan center-back.
Chhetri picked himself up and slotted in the penalty to give India a lead in the match. Jeje Lalpekhlua scored India second goal with a smashing strike. Whereas, Chhetri added some super shiny, an inch perfect-chipped goal in the 92nd minute.
On Thursday, India will now be locking horns against New Zealand in the four-team tournament. India is on the top of the tally followed by Kenya with three points, who beat the whites by 2-1 in their first match and will now be encountering against Chinese Taipei.
The top two finishing teams in the points table will have a clash on Sunday.