Indian Football

Sunil Chhetri: India football icon pictured taking part in a fielding competition with cricketers at NCA

Arjun Singh Devgan
Sunil Chhetri is India's all-time record goalscorer
Sunil Chhetri is India's all-time record goalscorer / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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India national team skipper, Sunil Chhetri is known for his intense dedication to fitness and the Blue Tigers talisman gave us another glimpse of it when he was seen taking part in a fielding competition with cricketers at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on Sunday.

"NCA's Neighbour, Indian Football Captain and Legend, @chetrisunil11 dropping by Sunday evening. He had a delightful fielding competition and shared some learnings from his own incredible journey in Football with the boys from North East and Plate Teams," the BCCI tweeted.

Chhetri not only took part in the fielding competition, but also spent time with players from North East and Plate group teams, imparting wisdom and sharing learnings from his iconic footballing career to budding cricketers.

The 37-year-old is without doubt the most popular footballer in India, with the striker a talismanic presence for both club and country. The 37-year-old is not only the most capped Indian player in their footballing history, but also the country's all-time record goalscorer with 80 goals to his name so far.

Chhetri holds a host of records to his name and remains the only Indian footballer to win a record six All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year awards while also being awarded with the Khel Ratna, which is the highest sporting honour in India in 2021.

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