Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri Equals Messi's Record And Wins Intercontinental Cup

The Indian captain is now just behind Ronaldo.

Even a great scriptwriter couldn't have written a better script than what destiny unfolded for Sunil Chhetri, the Indian football team captain.

A national hero a few days ago, Sunil pleaded his countrymen to come and watch his team play in the stadium after their epic 5-0 win against Chinese Taipei. The entire nation united to support him, a result of which is the impressive Intercontinental cup win we have today.

The final match against Kenya also saw Sunil achieving a feat of playing 100 international matches, besides winning India the competition. Also, Sunil Chhetri matches football legend Lionel Messi at second place on the list of highest active international goalscorers' list.

In the final match at the Mumbai arena, the high-spirited Sunil scored two goals against Kenya and awarded the visitors with a runner-up position.