Fifa announces series on Sunil Chhetri’s life, PM Modi congratulates

29 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Following FIFA’s announcement that a series on Sunil Chhetri’s life and career will be released, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the renowned Indian player on Thursday, adding that ...

Following FIFA’s announcement that a series on Sunil Chhetri’s life and career will be released, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the renowned Indian player on Thursday, adding that the initiative would increase interest in the game in India.

“Congrats to Sunil Chhetri! This would undoubtedly increase interest in football in India. @chetrisunil11, “PM Modi tweeted.

The famous career of Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri has gained fresh notoriety in the shape of the three-part television series “Captain Fantastic,” which will tell his tale.

The sport’s governing body, FIFA, said on Tuesday that a series on Chhetri’s life and career is now accessible on FIFA+, its streaming service.

“Get the full story about the third top scoring current men’s international player now that you are familiar with Messi and Ronaldo. Currently, on FIFA+, Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is accessible “twittered the FIFA World Cup.

It highlights a lot of the unknown and untold aspects of this celebrity, including his preteen turmoil, his 20-year-old international debut for India, his relationship with his future wife, and both his early and apex as a football player with several accolades and records to his credit.

With 84 goals, he ranks third among active international football players, only behind luminaries like Lionel Messi of Argentina (90) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (117).

He holds the record for both most appearances and goals scored for India.

Chhetri assisted India in winning the 2011, 2015, and 2021 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championships as well as the 2007, 2009, 2012, and Nehru Cup titles.

AIFF Player of the Year awards has been given to the outstanding footballer a record-high seven times.

The Khel Ratna Award, the nation’s top athletic honour, was given to him as well. He triumphed in 2021.

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