Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata


Sunil Chhetri: Sunil Chhetri Gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata – Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri was treated to a warm welcome in the City of Joy. Following India’s victory in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, Sunil Chhetri paid a visit to his in-laws in Kolkata where he was met with a grand reception. The Indian skipper helped his team overcome all obstacles to help India qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in back-to-back seasons. Follow Indian Football Live updates on InsideSport.IN

Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws – Check Pics

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Sunil had a grand campaign in the three games that were played at the Salt Lake Stadium. India was clubbed with Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong and topped the group after comfortably defeating their three opponents.

Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws - Check Pics
Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws – Check Pics

Following the AFC campaign, Sunil Chhetri paid a visit to his in-laws in Kolkata where according to the customary Bengali tradition he was met with a grand reception. Following the tradition, his footprints in the house were recorded and then treated to a sumptuous treat.

His father-in-law, former Indian football stalwart Subrata Bhataccharya was present and was seen having a chat with the skipper in a happy mood. Chhetri was then treated to a full-course Bengali meal at the house of his in-laws.

Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws – Check Pics

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Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws - Check Pics
Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws – Check Pics

Sunil scored a total of 4 goals in the last three matches of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers. He bagged a brace in the opening game against Cambodia which India won 2-0. In the following encounter against Afghanistan, Chhetri opened the scoresheet for the Men in Blue with a sublime free-kick.

His final goal came in the last match against Hong Kong where he extended India’s lead to 2-0 after a superb free-kick fell into his path. with that goal, Sunil went on to register his 84th goal for India and went on level terms with Hungary football legend, Ferenc Puskas. He is now the third-highest active goal scorer in international football. Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are ahead of him in terms of goal count.

Sunil Chhetri: Indian skipper gets WARM Welcome in Kolkata, treated to GRAND Reception at in-laws – Check Pics





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