Indian Football skipper Sunil Chhetri on 2 June made a heartfelt plea to all the fans to come and watch the game in Mumbai on 4 June against Kenya. The fans responded and the tickets have been sold out.
He said,” Encourage us, watch us, abuse us, criticise us, talk about the game, go back home and have discussions, make banners but please get involved.” The match will be Chettri’s hundredth international game.
Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli also supported his plea and made a video.
Kohli said, “In support of what my good friend and Indian captain Sunil Chhetri posted sometime back, I want to request everyone to go and watch Indian football play. Anyone who loves any kind of sport, go and cheer for the team in the stadiums because they are working hard, they are a talented team and I have seen these players evolve and learn over the last few seasons and get so much better at their game.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 2, 2018
The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also appealed to the fans and wished the Blue Tigers for their next game.
“It is really important that all of us stand behind them. Our athletes go through rigorous training sessions to bring laurels to our nation. The dream is to represent the nation and it is India. Guys we must stand behind our athletes to support them because getting support from all the well-wishers, it is the best tonic an athlete can have. Let’s stand behind our team and support them. Come on team India, this is our time to show our support to all our athletes. And we wish all the athletes very best,” Tendulkar said in the video.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 3, 2018
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