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Sunil Chhetri retires: Five things Indian footballer did to define his legacy

Sunil Chhetri announces retirement: Football legend Sunil Chhetri called time on his Indian football team career in an emotional video he posted on his social media handles on Thursday morning. Sunil Chhetri will retire with his legacy secured as a man who made history in multiple ways, He has been the face of Indian football for many years. Not just in terms of numbers, he was often been an elder brother to younger players in India, who would put an arm around their shoulders and guide them along. Here’s a list of the ways in which his career will be remembered (this is by no means a definitive list): Sunil Chhetri’s numbers for Indian football team Sunil Chhetri has scored 94 goals for the country, which makes him India’s all-time top scorer. Chhetri is also third in the list of goa...

Sunil Chhetri announces Indian team retirement: ‘My wife started crying… I feel sad sometimes everyday’

Sunil Chhetri has called time on his football career for the Indian national team. The Indian football legend said that the match against Kuwait will be his last game in the national colours. Sunil Chhetri made the announcement in a video he posted on his social media handles. Sunil Chhetri said that the game against Kuwait — which is part of the second round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers — will be his last game. The match will be played at the Salt Lake Stadium on June 6. India are currently second in Group A with four points, behind Qatar. “When I did decide that this is going to be my last game, I told my family about it. Dad was normal. He was relieved, happy, everything. It was my wife, strangely. I told her. ‘You always used to bug me that there are too many games, there’s too...