Sachin Tendulkar Congratulates the Indian Football Team for Their Brilliant Victory in the Intercontinental Cup Final

Updated - 23 May 2024, 11:34 AM

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Team India registered a sensational 2-0 over Kenya to lift the Intercontinental Cup. Yeah when we hear about Team India, we always think about the cricket team. However this time around, the other Men in Blue have also made us proud by producing a magnificent performance against the Kenyans to win the title. It is indeed a big step for Indian football going into the future. They have improved by leaps and bounds in the last year or so and has made an entry to the Top 100 after several decades.

It was yet another masterpiece by Inulin Chettri as he scored both the goals in India’s victory. He played a different level of football and the difference was for everyone to see. Chhetri gave India the advantage in the 29th minute. Despite the scoreline, the match was much different from what it was on paper. The Kenyans played some good brand of football. However, India made advantage of the counter-attacks and scored two goals.

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It was largely possible due to great efforts from Sunil Chhetri. He joined Lionel Messi as the 2nd highest goal scorer among the current players in the world. No 1 in the list is Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite India going into the halfway stage with a 2-0 victory, Kenya went on the attack from the word go in the 2nd half.

They got chances after chances but failed to convert any of them. India played scratchy football but somehow managed to hold on to their lead. Most of the 2nd half was dominated by Kenya. Hence most of the time when cameras focused Chhetri he was seen shouting at his defenders. Despite the ordinary showing towards later, India held to their 2-0 lead and the sole credit goes to Chhetri.

Following their victory, the former Indian great Sachin Tendulkar congratulated them on a brilliant victory. Taking to his twitter handle he wrote, “Splendid performance from the #MenInBlue. Keep it up, @chetrisunil11 and the @IndianFootball team. You guys totally deserved this victory. Our support will always continue to be with you. #INDvKEN.”

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