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My brother, proud of you, Kohli wrote a heart touching message to his friend Chhetri


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Sunil Chhetri will play his last match against Kuwait Virat, Yuvraj, Chahal and Kuldeep gave special messages

New Delhi. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has announced retirement from the game. On the announcement of Chhetri’s retirement, his best friend Virat Kohli and veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh have sent a special message. Virat has praised Chhetri’s achievements. Chhetri, who has been captaining the national team for a long time, announced his retirement after the FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kuwait in Kolkata on June 6.

Reacting to the video posted on Sunil Chhetri’s Instagram, Virat Kohli described him as his good friend and wrote, ‘Proud of you my brother.’ Yuvraj Singh termed him a ‘legend’ and said that the 39-year-old player’s long legacy of playing 150 national matches will remain intact for a long time. He wrote on his ‘Instagram Story’, ‘A true legend of the game who took Indian football to the global stage. Your passion has inspired a generation to get into this game. Your legacy will always be remembered in Indian sports. Now that you are ready to play your farewell match, you can look back with pride. Thank you ‘Legend.’

My brother, proud of you… thank you legend… Indian captain said goodbye to football, Kohli wrote a lovely message for his friend

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‘Never wanted to see this happen’
Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, a member of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup, wrote on ‘X’, ‘How wonderful was your journey. Congratulations to you on this wonderful career. Chhetri’s club Bengaluru FC and Indian teammate goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wrote on ‘X’, ‘Never wanted to see this happen. I wish I could do something to change your mind but I understand why this is happening brother. My captain, the entire country needs to celebrate your international career on June 6 in the way you deserve.

‘You always inspire us’
The All India Football Federation said that Chhetri will continue to inspire the coming generation. The federation said, ‘Your legacy on and off the field will always be remembered. You always inspire us and will always continue to do so. Thanks.’ The Indian Cricket Board described Chhetri as a ‘fantastic icon’ and said that his ‘career has been extremely extraordinary and you have been a fantastic ‘icon’ for Indian football and Indian sports.’

‘What a wonderful journey you have had, Captain!’
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav congratulated Chhetri on his brilliant career. Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, while saluting the number 11 jersey, said, ‘What a wonderful journey you have had, Captain. 94 international goals, so many achievements, you have inspired so many young Indians to dream big. Goodbye to number 11 (number nine) jersey, but India’s number one captain.

tag: Sunil Chhetri, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal

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