This New Year might be the best year for Us proud Indians. Why? India is highly now recognizable in sports which proves that there are many other sports apart from cricket. No offence though. But seriously if you look back, we have got many records created and broke. India began its Asia Cup in emphatic fashion, beating Thailand 4-1. It was India’s first Asia Cup win in 55 years, and the team’s biggest win ever. And while there are few feelings as good as winning, the celebrations after will give you goosebumps.
A brace from skipper Sunil Chhetri, a goal from Anirudh Thapa and a sublime finish by Jeje Lalpekhlua rounded India’s first victory in the Asian Cup since 1964.
After the match, Chhetri leads the celebrations as he urged the crowd to take part in the ‘Thunderclap’ – a gesture that has become a common sight in India matches. He, along with other members of the team, took part in the clapping themselves and in the end, appreciated the enthusiasm shown by the crowd.
— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019
And yes! Chhetri moved past Argentine Messi’s 65 international goals when he opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 27 minutes in a surprise rout. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (85) tops the Indian among active players.
Isn’t this amazing… I am just feeling so proud! What about you? I know you guys are too!