Earlier this week, Indian football ace Sunil Chhetri took to Twitter to urge fans to support football. Soon, he was joined by various Indian sports stars ranging from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli. The plea cam on the eve of the Intercontinental Cup between India, Kenya, Chinese Taipei and New Zealand.
Later, the Indian football team would go on to win against Chinese Taipei and Kenya. India’s next match will be against New Zealand on 7th June. The Men in Blue are ranked 97th in the FIFA rankings and are the highest-ranked of the 4 teams.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Chhetri’s call to action.
I don't watch football. I don't understand it. But, when I tune into the channel I like it. I'll try my best to support our football team whenever I get a chance. I may not watch it, but my support is always with them. #INDvKEN #BackTheBlues #SunilChhetri
— Jaanvi ? (@ThatCricketBuff) June 4, 2018
He is @chetrisunil11 . i have seen his games..and he gives his blood and sweat..every game on and on.. cuz of these guys INDIA is now at 97th in the Fifa ranking. they are trying. it takes time. and most importantly they need our support.#SunilChhetri #HeroIntercontinentalCup pic.twitter.com/bRopBSoYBW
— Farid Khan (@Faridf013) June 3, 2018
— Akhil krishna S (@akhilkrrishnas) June 2, 2018
India Beat Kenya 3-0 In #IntercontinentalCup2018. Captain Sunil Chhetri Scores Twice In His 100th Match. Congrats To Team India?? And More Power To #SunilChhetri. ??? #IntercontinentalCup #INDvKEN #Chhetri100. pic.twitter.com/VLA2rwIZsO
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) June 4, 2018
#Congratulations to #IndianFootball Team Ind Vs chaina 3-0#Captain #SunilChhetri #asked a question
Why #Indians avoid all other sports like #football and #Hockey
They also fight for our nation to be #Top on #globle
Please support them for cheers.
To get best results.✍@subraveed pic.twitter.com/4oDE4YIY4k
— Chari Rambabu (@rambabu_chari) June 3, 2018
— Ajitdeep (@CHAIHOLIC_) June 4, 2018
So Happy 2see #AamchiMumbai come & support @chetrisunil11 & our #BoysinBlue ⚽️??as they make us proud & win this game. I may be far away in #La but I will be watching & supporting from here.Thanks #AB 4the video. #IndianFootball #❤️Mumbai #Goal #SunilChhetri #MyheartisBlue pic.twitter.com/dBSjrfMXsK
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 5, 2018
— Times Now Sports (@timesnowsports) June 2, 2018
Captain called and India responded..
Hell, every game is interesting when your country is playing it. Whole of India rallied behind Indian football team today and they treated us with a stupendous victory….and Sunil's goal was lyk cherry on the cake… #SunilChhetri #INDvKEN pic.twitter.com/UmvXvu6vYf
— SWARAAJ (@swaraaj247) June 4, 2018
— Anupama Parameswaran ?? (@Anupamaherefanz) June 4, 2018