Twitter fans hails Sunil Chhetri

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-08 13:59:45  sunil chhetri, foot ball, twitter
Twitter fans hails Sunil Chhetri

New Delhi, January 08: Fans on Twitter were thrilled with Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri s performance on the field, as he took his international goal tally to 67, overtaking Lionel Messi s record of 65.

According to the detailes, India found the back of the net on four occasions, as they thumped Thailand in their opening match of the AFC Asian Cup 4-1.

It is known news that, Chhetri fired in a brace and goals from Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua sealed a comfortable win for India and fans on Twitter didn t hold back in showing their support, tweeting with the hashtag #BackTheBlue and #THAvIND.

"Sunil Chhetri has been at the forefront of the conversation on Twitter when it comes to Indian football. His plea to fans in 2018, urging them to rally around the Indian football team, became the Golden Tweet of the year with 60K retweets," Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Twitter Aneesh Madani said.

"It looks like his Tweet last year has worked its magic, and we re now seeing a wave of support for him and his team mates whenever India take to the football field. Twitter is where football happens, and it has given fans a chance to connect with the beautiful game," he added.