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Sunil Chhetri's Retirement: Emotional Farewell Video From Parents, Messages Pour In from Fans

Emotions overflowed at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday, June 6, as the Indian football team, under the leadership of Sunil Chhetri, went head-to-head against Kuwait. The match marked Sunil Chhetri’s Retirement donning the Indian jersey, stirring tears among players, fans, and celebrities alike. Chhetri received a poignant standing ovation, followed by a […]

Sunil Chhetri's Retirement: Emotional Farewell Video From Parents, Messages Pour In from Fans
Sunil Chhetri's Retirement: Emotional Farewell Video From Parents, Messages Pour In from Fans

Emotions overflowed at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday, June 6, as the Indian football team, under the leadership of Sunil Chhetri, went head-to-head against Kuwait. The match marked Sunil Chhetri’s Retirement donning the Indian jersey, stirring tears among players, fans, and celebrities alike.

Chhetri received a poignant standing ovation, followed by a touching lap of honor during which he struggled to contain his emotions. His teammates, in a gesture of respect, formed a guard of honor, commemorating his illustrious career. With 94 goals to his name, India’s leading goal-scorer bid farewell amidst heavy-hearted fans.

The official Instagram page of the Indian Super League, @indiansuperleague, shared a video capturing the emotional reactions of his parents towards Sunil Chhetri’s retirement. In the video, Chhetri’s mother expressed her sadness, stating, “It is sad, I am his mother.” Meanwhile, Chhetri’s father revealed their shock upon hearing the news, emphasizing the uncertainty surrounding retirement despite some indications. He shared, “There is always a 20-30 per cent indication that one day you will retire suddenly but the 70 per cent is not clear though.”

n a separate post by @bengalurufc, a series of images showcased fans expressing their heartfelt farewells to Chhetri. One photo depicted a fan holding a sign reading, “He is our Rolando, he is our Messi, he is our everything,” while another displayed a banner stating, “Thank you Sunil. Divided by East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, United by Chhetri.”

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