‘I just feel old’: Sunil Chhetri celebrates 82nd goal with wit | Football News

India’s go-to man Sunil Chhetri was proper on the money towards Cambodia because the 37-year-old captain struck twice, the one objectives throughout your complete 90 minutes, to get his workforce off to a successful begin on the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers on the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Wednesday.

Chhetri broke the impasse within the type of a penalty, which rocketed previous the Cambodian goalkeeper Hul Kimhuy, who regardless of stretching his physique to full extent didn’t get a fingertip on it.

The Indian captain then headed within the second goal, and adopted it up with a muted celebration earlier than he blew kisses in the direction of the group, which had gathered in big numbers to witness the magic.

The twin strike by Chhetri took his worldwide goal tally to 82 from 127 appearances and he now stands third within the listing of highest scorers amongst energetic footballers. The chart is led by Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 117 worldwide objectives, adopted by Lionel Messi with 86.

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The rising goal tally isn’t one thing Chhetri has on his thoughts, actually he jokes 82 objectives make him “feel old”.

“I generally don’t count these things, once when I’m done I’ll have a big tummy and we’ll sit and order the drinks you want,” he added as he spoke to reporters after the match.

Chhetri additionally has no remorse over not with the ability to full a hattrick and has thoughts targeted on the following problem, which might be performed on Saturday.

“One step at a time, we’ve two difficult matches ahead, who scored, who didn’t, how many goals, it’s not important,” stated the 37-year-old.

Reflecting his ideas on the outcomes, Chhetri is content material that the aspect maintained a clear sheet and kicked-off the qualifiers with a win however admits there was room for a even higher present. He additionally had some type phrases for the kids, particularly Akash Mishra, who was phenomenal nearly all through the 90 minutes.

“I think everyone did well, Akash especially and in the last one and a half months he has impressed me a lot, Suresh was outstanding, Anwar was good,” he stated.

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