India is a nation where cricket has become more than a sport. It is now a religion for the country and the cricketers are worshipped just like gods in many parts.
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The insane popularity of the sport is because of the recent performances of the national team and the way they have performed consistently and challenged the best teams from all round the world.
India also boasts of a variety of sports and talents as well, but the other sports does not get much limelight like cricket in the country always does.
Although the Indian football team have also showed promising signs in many occasions over the many seasons, yet they fail to garner such applause like cricket.
The captain of the Indian football team, Sunil Chhetri, has taken to twitter to urge the entire nation to visit the nearest stadium and cheer in support of the football team.
The captain of Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, has also taken to twitter to support his good friend and urge his followers to support the football team in these crucial times.
Kohli’s tweet reads, “Please take notice of my good friend and Indian football skipper @chetrisunil11’s post and please make an effort.”
Sunil has also posted a video in which he has spoken about the importance of the game and importance of support to the game.
It is true that our nation’s football is not as competitive as the European nation, but the constant improvement will one day yield good result.
The run machine of India is currently recovering from a neck injury which he had received in an IPL match, and was ruled out of his county stint with Surrey and will not the play the Afghanistan for the historic one-off Test match.
He will be undergoing fitness test at the NCA soon, where his participation in the upcoming England tour will be decided.
Ajinkya Rahane is selected as the stand-in captain for the Injured Kohli and will lead the side against Afghanistan on June 14 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.