Sunil Chhetri tests positive for COVID-19


The Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri announced not a very good news on his social media account. He revealed to his fans that he has contracted with COVID-19 and discussed his health.

Sunil Chhetri provides update on his health

Sunil Chhetri

The Bengaluru FC skipper took to his Twitter account on Thursday and broke the news of contracting the Novel Coronavirus.

Sunil Chhetri shared the sad news with his fans but they will be relieved to hear that the ace striker is recovering well from the virus. He also said that he would make his comeback to the field soon.

Sunil Chhetri wrote the following on Twitter, “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon. No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always.”

You can check out Chhetri’s Tweet below:

Chhetri led Bengaluru FC’s campaign of this year’s ISL did not go as they might have planned. Needless to say it has been a difficult season for them.

This is for the first time in the club’s history in the Indian Super League (ISL), they could not secure a spot  the play-offs. Bengaluru finished the season at seventh position on the table having 22 points against their name after playing 20 matches.

However, the skipper played remarkably as his personal feats are impressive. He was able to net eight goals and assisted twice in 20 appearances he made in the ISL.

The 36 year old also achieved two milestones during the season for the club. One was the completion of 200 appearances for the club and another was that he scored his 100th goal for the club.

The National side captain would be dropped out of the the International friendly as the side is set to lock horns with Oman on March 25 in Dubai. It is also speculated that he is also going to miss the friendly against United Arab Emirates at the same venue on March 29.

Fans are wishing for the speedy recovery for the Indian skipper and as he updated on his health, he is likely to recover soon and will get back stronger on the field.

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