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Virat Kohli Continues to Show Support for Indian Football Team With Special Message

Cricketnext Staff |June 6, 2018, 10:49 AM IST
Virat Kohli Continues to Show Support for Indian Football Team With Special Message

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli continues to be a very vocal supporter of the Indian football team. The FC Goa co-owner, has in recent days put his weight behind the Indian football team by asking the fans to attend football matches and help build a sporting culture in the country.

India beat Kenya 3-0 in their second match of the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai on Monday evening and Kohli took to Twitter the day after with a congratulatory message for the team and the captain Sunil Chhetri who scored a brace to mark the occasion of his 100th cap.

Kohli tweeted saying, “The last two years have been fantastic for @IndianFootball and last night again they showed that they mean business. A great 3 nil victory over Kenya. Well done champ @chetrisunil11.”

Sunil Chhetri, who began the scoring against Kenya with a controversial penalty before rounding off the night with a delightful dink over the Kenyan goal-keeper, is now third on the list of the highest active goal scorers in international football. Ahead of the Indian captain, who plays next on Thursday against New Zealand are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Chhetri’s tally currently stands at 61 goals in 100 games.

In between the two goals scored by the skipper, India’s Jeje added another with a pile-driver of a finish from inside the penalty box. Jeje plays his 50th game for the country against New Zealand.

India are top of the table followed by Kenya (three points), who beat the All Whites 2-1 in their first match and will now take on Chinese Taipei.

The top two teams in the points table will meet in the summit clash on Sunday.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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