In his 100th International match, Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to lead India to a 3-0 win over Kenya in India’s second match of the Hero Intercontinental Cup at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Skipper Chhetri’s penalty strike and a peach of a goal in added extra time alongwith Jeje Lalpekhlua’s strike enabled India to outmaneuver Kenya 3-0 in a tough contest.
Chhetri made history by becoming the second Indian ever to bag 100 International caps. Chhetri’s shot from distance after Jeje had caused panic in the opposition defence, went inches over the bar. Already assured of a place in the final, India will next play higher-ranked New Zealand in their last round-robin fixture on Thursday.
Twitter exploded after India’s ‘spectacular’ victory and here are the best reactions:
What a fantastic victory. Congratulations @chetrisunil11 on your 100th international match and for making it extra special with the two goals and a fantastic victory in front of a packed stadium. Great news for @IndianFootball #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/f5isKrYxdi
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 4 June 2018
Thanks to Mumbai rains and Sunil Chhetri, lot of people now know that Football is not impacted by Duckworth Lewis. #INDvKEN
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) 4 June 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 4 June 2018
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 4 June 2018
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) 4 June 2018
What a sight. What a heartwarming sight. More than this 3-0 win against Kenya, it feels great to see the packed house in Mumbai and the champion @chetrisunil11 himself acknowledging it. Lets keep the passion flowing. Congratulations Guys. #IndianFootball #INDvKEN #BleedBlue.
— Siddharth Kaul (@sidkaul22) 4 June 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) 4 June 2018
.@chetrisunil11: Thank you so much to the fans! You have no idea what this means. A little bit of appreciation goes a long way. We’re going to give everything for our country. #INDvKEN #BackTheBlue #Chhetri100
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) 4 June 2018
India will play New Zealand on June 7.