Captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace in his 100th international appearance to lead India to a 3-0 win over Kenya in the second match of the Intercontinental Cup 2018. However, that was not before Kenya gave a tough fight in the first half. But it all changed in the second when the Indian skipper broke the deadlock in the 68th minute by scoring the first goal of the night from the penalty spot. Moments later, Jeje Lalpekhlua doubled the lead. Finally, in the added time, it was Chhetri who once again scored his second of the night to lead India to a memorable triumph. With this win, Indian already have one foot in the final after thrashing Chinese Taipei 5-0 in their first game.
Sunil Chhetri will be appearing for the 100th International match when India face Kenya in the second Intercontinental Cup match on Monday. Chhetri is also the all-time highest goalscorer for the country and the only Indian to have scored more than 50 international goals. The 33-year-old scored a hat-trick in his 99th international match which ended with India thrashing Chinese Taipei 5-0. Chhetri has played an integral role in India’s recent rise in FIFA rankings under Stephen Constantine. His recent video on social media appealing people to come to the stadium watch the Indian team play has gone viral, resulting in the stadium being sold out.
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