The world’s governing body, FIFA has included India football skipper and icon, Sunil Chhetri in it’s “special series” as they have made an episode of the striker n appreciation of a stellar career for a country for whom a World Cup participation remains a pipedream after years of bombast.
Chhetri is considered to be the greatest footballer to come from India, with the 37-year-old continuing to excel on the pitch as seen by the record 84 goals he has scored for the Blue Tigers so far.
“Some of the parts have been shot in Bangalore as he is living there while a bit of shooting also took place in Delhi, where his parents live and where he grew up. It’s part of FIFA’s regional content initiative which they have launched. So globally when one talks of Indian football, Sunil, without a doubt, is the contact point. You would go to him, right,” a source said to PTI.
Chhetri has been in brilliant form for India, scoring four goals in three games in the recently concluded AFC Asian Cup qualifiers and recently equalled the international goalscoring record of Hungarian legend, Ferenc Puskas.
Igor Stimac’s side ensured that they created history by qualifying for the Asian Cup for a second successive time.