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Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC during a match of the Hero Indian Super League against SC East Bengal, at Fatorda Stadium in Goa, Saturday, Jan. 09, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics)(PTI01_09_2021_000228A)(PTI)

Sunil Chhetri to lead Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup match after recovering from COVID

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 03:20 PM IST
The Bengaluru-based side on Thursday named a 29-member squad for the match against Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC, a day after three COVID-19 cases were detected among the players and staff.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Chhetri among 13 forwards vying for the three spots in the all-time AFC Cup XI

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday shortlisted India football team skipper Sunil Chhetri among 13 strikers to be picked for the three positions in the all-time AFC Cup XI by fans.
Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC misses a kick during Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics) (PTI02_25_2021_000266A)(PTI)
Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC misses a kick during Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics) (PTI02_25_2021_000266A)(PTI)

Hope we give good account of ourselves in upcoming friendlies: Sunil Chhetri

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 03:21 PM IST
India football captain Sunil Chhetri is set to miss the two friendlies in Dubai on March 25 (UAE) and 29 (Oman) after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.
Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC misses a kick during Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics) (PTI02_25_2021_000266A)(PTI)
Goa: Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC misses a kick during Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa, Thursday, February 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Sportzpics) (PTI02_25_2021_000266A)(PTI)

Sans Sunil Chhetri, Indian football team to leave for preparatory camp in Dubai

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Chhetri, the highest Indian goal-scorer in international football with 72 strikes, won't be able to travel since he has contracted the dreaded virus. The 36-year-old is currently recovering and is in self isolation.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Sunil Chhetri tests positive for Covid-19, says he's feeling 'fine'

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 05:15 PM IST
In a tweet from his official handle, India football team captain Sunil Chhetri confirmed that he has tested positive for Covid-10 and also added that he would soon be back on the football field.
Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC 4-2(ISL/Twitter)
Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC 4-2(ISL/Twitter)

Chhetri, Cleiton star as Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City 4-2

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Chhetri scored in the 57th and 90th minutes of his 200th game for the club while Cleiton Silva also bagged a double (1st, 22nd).
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Former India striker Abhishek Yadav appointed as AIFF’s first deputy general secretary

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 05:24 PM IST
The 40-year-old former international, who has played with the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence, has been serving as national team’s director since January 2018.
Sunil Chhetri gives Bengaluru FC the lead.(Image Courtesy: ISL)
Sunil Chhetri gives Bengaluru FC the lead.(Image Courtesy: ISL)

ISL 2020: Silva, Chhetri score in Bengaluru FC’s win over Odisha

Bambolim | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Silva (79th minute) scored the match-winner for Bengaluru after Steven Taylor (71st) had cancelled out Sunil Chhetri’s (38th) first-half lead for the Blues, who remained unbeaten in their six matches so far this season.
Sunil Chhetri scores a penalty.(ISL pic)
Sunil Chhetri scores a penalty.(ISL pic)

Chhetri’s penalty strike gives Bengaluru FC first win in ISL

Bambolim | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:51 AM IST
A 56th-minute penalty strike from Sunil Chhetri was the difference between the two teams as Chennaiyin suffered their first loss of the season.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Sunil Chhetri gearing up for ISL in earnest, says staying in bubble ‘isn’t easy’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The franchise-based event starts in the coastal state on November 20 with a game between ATK Mohun Bagan and Kerala Blasters.
File image ofSunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image ofSunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

India now a force to reckon with in Asia: Sunil Chhetri

By Sunil Chhetri
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Today we are a tough team to play against. We are not a pushover, but a force to reckon with in Asia. But, it’s just the beginning. We have to traverse a long path which is tougher and steeper, writes Sunil Chhetri.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Life is easier when knowledge is mixed with desire of 17-year-old: Sunil Chhetri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Kolkata | By Bhargab Sarmah/Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Was a shame I was crying about not training when people were fighting for their lives, says the India and Bengaluru FC captain
Sunil Chhetri in action during the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium.(Getty Images)
Sunil Chhetri in action during the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium.(Getty Images)

‘I was screaming like crazy’: Sunil Chhetri reveals goalless draw against Qatar in World Cup Qualifiers stands out for him

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Chhetri, who missed the match due to fever, said he tried his best but his body did not allow him to even make it to the stadium, leaving him to watch the game on TV in his hotel room.
Sandesh Jhingan during practice.(AIFF Image)
Sandesh Jhingan during practice.(AIFF Image)

India footballers hail Sandesh Jhingan for Arjuna Award honour

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Chhetri, Paul, Sandhu were among the many to congratulate Jhingan after the defender was picked for the Arjuna Award.
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Our target should be to regularly qualify for Asian Cup, Youth World Cups: Bhutia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Bhutia stressed on the importance of continuously producing quality players for the national team by focussing on the grassroots.
AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)
AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)

AIFF is ready to provide its expertise to Football Delhi: AIFF’s Kushal Das

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Das urged Football Delhi to come up with a strategy including vision and specific goals for short and long term.
Sunil Chhetri of India(Getty Images)
Sunil Chhetri of India(Getty Images)

Sunil Chhetri voted 2019 Asian Cup’s favourite player by fans

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 09:49 PM IST
“19 days, 561,856 votes The #AsianCup2019 favourite player has been decided. Congratulations Sunil Chhetri!” the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) wrote on its Twitter handle.
Bhaichung-Bhutia-in-action-during-a-friendly-football-match-against-FC-Bayern-Munich-at-JLN-Stadium.(PTI)
Bhaichung-Bhutia-in-action-during-a-friendly-football-match-against-FC-Bayern-Munich-at-JLN-Stadium.(PTI)

Unless you develop that, you won’t be successful: Bhaichung Bhutia names one quality best strikers have

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:19 PM IST
In a chat with AIFF TV, Bhutia, the first Indian footballer to have played 100 international matches, said strikers can be successful only when they can read goal-scoring situations well.
Sunil Chhetri of India in action during the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium.(Getty Images)
Sunil Chhetri of India in action during the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium.(Getty Images)

Sunil Chhetri motivated enough to keep going, very valuable to youngsters: Igor Stimac

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 04:38 PM IST
During a recent interview, the 35-year-old Chhetri had said that he is fitter than ever and is not going away anytime soon, putting to rest speculations around his retirement.
Aditi Chauhan was with London-based West Ham Ladies from 2015 to 2018.(Image Courtesy: AIFF)
Aditi Chauhan was with London-based West Ham Ladies from 2015 to 2018.(Image Courtesy: AIFF)

Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan wants to emulate Sunil Chhetri’s fitness

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Chauhan admitted she was lacking consistency in her efforts regarding strength and physical conditioning and has realised she needs to pay more attention to it.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli used to lead quite the globe-trotting lifestyle before the coronavirus pandemic.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli used to lead quite the globe-trotting lifestyle before the coronavirus pandemic.

Virat Kohli misses exploring nature with Anushka Sharma, his ‘one and only’. See throwback pic

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Virat Kohli has shared a throwback picture of himself with wife Anushka Sharma, in the lap of nature.
I.M. Vijayan (M) along with Subrata Pul (L) and Rahim Nabi (R) Indian Super League Grassroots Workshop in Kolkata, India.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)
I.M. Vijayan (M) along with Subrata Pul (L) and Rahim Nabi (R) Indian Super League Grassroots Workshop in Kolkata, India.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)

AIFF recommends IM Vijayan for Padma Shri

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The 51-year-old former India striker, who scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India since making his debut in early 90s, was bestowed the Arjuna award in 2003. He was also awarded the Indian ‘Player of the Year’ in 1993, 1997 and 1999.
Kolkata: Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri with Coach Igor Stimac(PTI)
Kolkata: Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri with Coach Igor Stimac(PTI)

Chhetri was one of those who glorified Indian football: Stimac

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 04:16 PM IST
According to Stimac, Chhetri is someone who always runs the extra yard, breaks some more sweat during training sessions, which encourages youngsters to emulate him.
Indian Football team captain Sunil Chhetri during the launching of Sports performance Enhansing Data Analytics System( SPEDAS) at Global Indian International School at Balewadi in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Indian Football team captain Sunil Chhetri during the launching of Sports performance Enhansing Data Analytics System( SPEDAS) at Global Indian International School at Balewadi in Pune.(HT PHOTO)

‘It hurts me like anyone else’: Sunil Chhetri says that racism is due to ignorance

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:06 PM IST
Asked about his thoughts on incidents of racism, Chhetri said, “It hurts me like anyone lese. It is bad. But most of time, it is due to ignorance, it is because of not knowing.
Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Sunil Chhetri opens up on his retirement rumours

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:19 PM IST
The 35-year-old Chhetri, who holds the national record of most international matches and most number of goals, made it clear that retirement plans are currently not on his mind.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

Former Bagan coach Bhatacharyya thought ‘diminutive’ Chhetri will not be able to score

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Just after clearing his class 12 examination, Chhetri was called for a trial with the top Kolkata club in 2002. He was just 17 then. He had earlier said that he was shocked when he was offered a three-year deal by Mohun Bagan, his first professional contract.
Virat Kohli angry with death of pregnant elephant.(AP/Facebook)
Virat Kohli angry with death of pregnant elephant.(AP/Facebook)

‘Only a monster can do this’: Virat Kohli, Sunil Chhetri, Saina Nehwal speak out on death of pregnant elephant

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The brutal incident of animal abuse took place in Kerala’s Palakkad district, which resulted in the death of the elephant while standing in the river.
Indian footballer Baichung Bhutia.(Hindustan Times)
Indian footballer Baichung Bhutia.(Hindustan Times)

If Bundesliga testing protocol is followed, only cricket activity can resume in India: Bhutia

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 12:03 PM IST
With the country gradually opening, does he see competitive sport resuming? “That will depend on rules governments frame but if the testing protocols of Bundesliga and K-League are to be followed, maybe only cricket can re-start given the cost involved,” says Bhutia.
Robin Singh(Special arrangements)
Robin Singh(Special arrangements)

Football will be hard without fans: Robin Singh on possibility of ISL, I-League behind closed doors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 04:58 PM IST
“Football is a spectator sport. It’s going to be hard but if it protects the rest of the community - not just the footballing community, but everyone else in the country, then you have to do that,” he says in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times.
Deepika Padukone’s thumb crashing Ranveer Singh’s live chat.
Deepika Padukone’s thumb crashing Ranveer Singh’s live chat.

Deepika Padukone crashes Ranveer Singh’s live chat, exposes his poor badminton skills; he reveals how he wooed her

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Deepika Padukone crashed husband Ranveer Singh’s live Instagram chat with Sunil Chhetri, and made loads of revelations about him.
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