Very few people have taken the mantle to promote Indian football among his fellow countrymen as much as Indian superstar striker Sunil Chhetri. He has almost single-handedly brought Indian football back in the spotlight with his numerous appeals to the fans to support the game.
Chhetri has again taken to Twitter to share a video in which he has thanked the Indian fans for all the support in 2018. He has also appealed to the fans to cheer their hearts out for the players and the team in 2019, especially in the AFC Asian Cup in 2019.
The video was shared by the official Twitter account of the Indian Football Team.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) January 7, 2019
India has already gotten off to a flying start in the Asian Cup in UAE, registering a comprehensive 4-1 victory against the much more fancied Thailand. In the historic win, Chhetri was in fine form as he scored a brace to put the final nail in the Thai coffin.
The performance was one of the greatest in the history of the Indian football team and gave them great hope of qualifying out of a tough group. India will now face off against hosts and group favourites UAE and will then compete in the final match of their group against Bahrain.
With key members of the squad in good form and the support of some roaring Indian fans in the UAE, India certainly has its best chance to create history at the Asian Cup.