Fans are well familiar to witness the Indian Football captain Sunil Chhetri on the football pitch but recently he made his presence felt at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on Sunday and tried something different. He had participated in a “fielding competition” with cricketers from the northeast and Plate teams. The Indian football team captain also shared his experiences and learnings from his journey in football with the players. The official social media handle of Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) also revealed a video clip.
Sunil Chhetri takes part in fielding drill
Taking to social media, the BCCI posted a video of Chhetri taking part in a fielding drill. The BCCI tweeted, “NCA’s Neighbour, Indian Football Captain and Legend, @chetrisunil11 dropping by on Sunday evening. He had a delightful fielding competition and shared some learnings from his own incredible journey in Football with the boys from North East and Plate Teams”.
🎥 NCA's Neighbour, Indian Football Captain and Legend, @chetrisunil11 dropping by on Sunday evening. 👏 👏
He had a delightful fielding competition and shared some learnings from his own incredible journey in Football with the boys from North East and Plate Teams. 👍 👍 pic.twitter.com/1O1Gx7F12K
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 9, 2022
The video was well-received by fans, with many hailing Chhetri for his fitness. One user wrote, “Our captain leader legend pride of Indian football with the cricketers , awesome sight to behold”.
“He could be a good cricketer”, one user suggested.
Our captain leader legend pride of Indian football with the cricketers , awesome sight to behold
— Sahil Dhungana (@DhunganaSahil) May 9, 2022
He could be a good cricketer
— Tonmoy Chanda (@_tonmoyAFC) May 9, 2022
It has been noted that Chhetri has ties with cricket through his friendship with the former India cricket captain Virat Kohli as they are known to be good friends. The duo was also involved in an Instagram Live interaction in 2021, where they spoke about their childhood in New Delhi.
The 37-year-old has represented India in a record number of 125 matches. The veteran forward is India’s leading goalscorer with 80 goals and is also third in the list of active goalscorers in international football. He is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (115) and Lionel Messi (81).
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