With a single appeal last year, Sunil Chhetri moved the entire nation. The captain asked his people to attend India's next match and his people did not disappoint.
Within hours, all tickets for India's match against Kenya in the Mumbai Football Arena were bought and people braved heavy rain to support their team.
As India starts its campaign for 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a match against Oman, he has made a similar appeal, urging people to fill the stadium in Guwahati.
In a video posted on the official Twitter handle of the Indian Football Team, Sunil said:
You have no idea the kind of power you give us and I just hope that many of you can come for the team.
🗣 "I hope we get a jam-packed stadium in Guwahati!" 🏟😍@chetrisunil11 has a message for all #IndianFootball 🇮🇳⚽ fans ahead of #INDOMA ⚔ today! #WCQ 🌏🏆 #BackTheBlue 💙 #BlueTigers 🐯 pic.twitter.com/xEQnuYaxug— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 5, 2019
Needless to say, people have offered all their support to the captain.
Sir the whole nation is behind 11+3 of you.... just give ur best.... Winning and Loosing are part of the game....All the very best...#IndiaNationalTeam— Arnab Basu (@ArnabBasu212) September 5, 2019