Chhetri matches Messi’s 64 international goals record

first_img Previous articleFIFA World Cup 2018: How ₹32,000 cr revenue will be distributedNext articleDSPORT to broadcast South Asian Football Federation Championship 2018 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri says he is Messi’s fan, ‘I’ll give him a nice handshake’ Sunil Chhetri has matched the feat of Lionel Messi among his contemporaries for the second highest number of international goals. The Indian football team captain and the Argentine are now tied at 64 goals, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo.Chhetri himself does not like any comparison with Messi and Ronaldo, the two among the all-time greats of global football. However, the numbers do matter. And, these numbers put Chhetri, the most successful striker ever for India, in the league of the greats. Instead, marginally above the best – in his scoring prowess. There can be no argument on the class, but the record book in sports is governed by sheer numbers, class matters on the field. TAGSLionel MessiSunil Chhetri SHARE Cricket Facebook Twitter Copa America 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Cricket Latest Sports News Football Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Chhetri matches Messi’s 64 international goals record Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Football By Kunal Dhyani – June 11, 2018 Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Suryakumar YadavPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’For records, Chhetri’s name, for now, will be listed above Messi and only behind Ronaldo for the highest number of international goals.Even Quentin Tarantino couldn’t have written a better script. Sunil Chhetri, a national hero, pleaded with his fellow countrymen to come and watch his team play in the stadium after a low attendance in India’s 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei in the Intercontinental Cup. By the end of the tournament, Chhetri had played his 100th international match, won India the tournament, and equalled the record of Lionel Messi for the number of international goals.Ronaldo till date has netted 81 goals for Portugal in his 150 appearances for Portugal. Chhetri and Messi have 64 each. While Chhetri matched Messi with his brace in the Continental Cup final against Kenya on Sunday, on his 101st appearance for India. Messi has donned the Argentine jersey on 124 occasions for his 64 international goals.Chhetri has been in an enviable form throughout the tournament. He has netted eight goals in four outings, including 5 against Chinese Taipei with a hat-trick. He has also been the driving factor to drive Indian football fan to the stadium. Following his personal appeal on social media, the stadium was a complete sell-out for his 100th international against Kenya in spite of torrential rain in Mumbai.The Indian skipper did not disappoint thousands of his fans thereafter with his brilliant run culminating into the title triumph for India. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crorelast_img

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