Sunil Chhetri credits youngsters for triumph at SAFF Championship

Talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri played a pivotal role in India’s eighth SAFF Championships title triumph by striking five goals but he credited the young brigade for the team’s victory. The 37-year-old Chhetri went past the legendary Pele and equalled Lionel Messi when he scored the team’s opener — and his 80th goal — against Nepal … Read more

Chhetri credits youngsters in Indian team for SAFF C’ships triumph

Talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri played a pivotal role in India’s eighth SAFF Championships title triumph by striking five goals but he credited the young brigade for team’s victory. The 37-year-old Chhetri, Indian football’s torchbearer for the last 10 years, went past legendary Pele and equalled Lionel Messi when he scored the team’s opener — and … Read more

It’s going to end soon but not for next few years: Chhetri talks about career

Indian football’s torch-bearer for the last 10 years and talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said “it is going to end soon” while reflecting on his career but at the same time, also asserted that he is “not going anywhere for the next few years.” The 37-year-old, who overtook the legendary Pele in the number … Read more

Sunil Chhetri breaks Brazilian legend Pele’s international goal record

Pele had scored 77 goals for Brazil and Chhetri went past the Brazilian superstar when he scored a goal in the 62nd minute in the match against the Maldives. Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday broke legendary football player Pele’s record during the match against the Maldives in the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championship. Pele had … Read more

Sunil Chhetri double propels India to SAFF Championship final

Talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice to lead a beleaguered India to a 3-1 win over hosts Maldives in their final league match and enter the final of the SAFF Championships here on Wednesday. Chhetri scored in the 62nd and 71st minutes after Manvir Singh had given India the lead in the 33rd minute in … Read more

10-man Bangladesh hold India 1-1 despite Chhetri’s 76th international goal

India allowed a 10-man Bangladesh to come back and score a shock goal after talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri’s 76th international strike to play out a 1-1 draw in their SAFF Championships opener here on Monday. The 37-year-old Chhetri, playing in his 121st match for India, struck in the 27th minute to place himself just a … Read more

10-man Bangladesh hold India 1-1 despite Chhetri’s 76th international goal

India allowed a 10-man Bangladesh to come back and score a shock goal after talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri’s 76th international strike to play out a 1-1 draw in their SAFF Championships opener here on Monday. The 37-year-old Chhetri, playing in his 121st match for India, struck in the 27th minute to place himself just a … Read more

Performing under stress, overcoming adversity in sports

Legends, present icons and future stars from the world of sport came on one platform at the inaugural edition of HT Nxt to discuss the ability to perform under pressure and reflect on their personal journeys. The athletes talked about how they overcome personal hurdles and what the future holds for Indian sport. Mastering a … Read more

Sunil Chhetri goes down memory lane

Indian football talisman Sunil Chhetri says he shared the best rapport with former captain Bhaichung Bhutia and striker Jeje Lalpekhlua on the field, thanks to their playing “combination” and “understanding”. The 37-year-old Chhetri is set to appear in his fifth SAFF Championship and before its kick off, he took a walk down the memory lane … Read more

Sunil Chhetri’s secret: Do the same thing, every day

 Sunil Chhetri does not set long-term targets but the 2023 Asian Cup is an event the India captain is willing to make an exception for. “It would be very fruitful and satisfying if I can be part of that tournament,” he said, at the inaugural virtual edition of HTNxt2021. Chhetri would be almost 39 by … Read more