The 33-year-old has easily taken over the banner of Indian football from Bhaichung Bhutia and has been immensely important for Indian football.
Celebrating the captain fantastic’s birthday, teammates and compatriots took to various social media platforms today to wish Sunil Chhetri on his birthday. The Indian National Football Team, as well as Bengaluru FC captain, is celebrating his 33rd birthday today, an event shared by several of his teammates as well as fans today across the country.
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) August 3, 2017
Among all these wishes, one came from Praful Patel, the president of the All India Football Federation. Patel posted a photo of himself with the Indian striker on Facebook today, calling Chhetri ‘a talismanic striker’ and wishing him a long life.
— Khel Now (@KhelNow) August 3, 2017
The touted successor of the man training under his watchful eyes at Bengaluru FC has also wished him in style.
— Udanta Kumam (@UdantaK) August 3, 2017
Words aren’t sufficient to describe the bond that we share.I wish you success in all your endeavours on your birthday.Happy birthday bhai???????????? pic.twitter.com/jzK7y3hudC
— Nishu Kumar (@nishukumar22) August 3, 2017
Former Bengaluru FC defender, Salam Ranjan Singh also went on to post a photo of himself with the Bengaluru FC captain, under whose captaincy the Karnataka based team won the Federation Cup last season. ‘#happybirthdaybhai’ wrote the defender, opting for a quick retreat than a well-versed one.
Another Bengaluru FC defender, Nishu Kumar certainly took his time to wish his captain, unlike his former teammate, calling Chhetri ‘bhai’ as well as his ‘first best friend’.
Udanta Kuman who
— Anas Edathodika (@anasedathodika) August 3, 2017
Indian National team defender Anas Edathodika also wished the Indian captain. Clearly, Anas has made a rapport with SC11 ever since emerging as one of the most dependable defensive figures in the country. The Jamshedpur FC defender posted a photo of Chhetri on Twitter sharing the frame with himself, Jeje Lalpekhlua and CK Vineeth and wrote ‘Happy birthday captain fantastic, Sunil Chhetri bhai’. The Asian Football Confederation has also wished the National team skipper.
— AFC Cup (@AFCCup) August 3, 2017
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 3, 2017
Not only from fellow footballers, the Indian National Football Team, AFC and Indian Super League (ISL) went on to wish the charismatic footballer on his birthday.
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) August 3, 2017
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) August 3, 2017
Happy b’day bhaji ????????⚽️???? pic.twitter.com/JrvRiAAGKF
— Harmanjot khabra (@harman_khabra) August 3, 2017
— CK Vineeth (@ckvineeth) August 3, 2017
Sunil’s current employers, Bengaluru FC and teammates, also wished him on Facebook with a GIF showing the club captain in it.
— Ashutosh_mehta1 (@Ashutosh_mehta1) August 3, 2017
— Rahul Bheke (@RahulBheke) August 3, 2017
— Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) August 3, 2017
— Subrata Paul (@THESUBRATAPAUL) August 3, 2017
— Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) August 3, 2017
Other Indian footballers like Ashutosh Mehta, Rahul Bheke, Pritam Kotal and Subrata Paul also wished India’s captain luck, health and success.
West Block Blues, the fan club of Bengaluru FC also showed love towards the club captain as they posted another GIF showing Chhetri on Facebook. Although, one such fan, Waseem Ahmed posted an emotional and heartwarming status on Facebook, winning the day in the process.
A blast from the past, the Indian captain also received a wish from Maninder Gahlaut, his school mate from the past. In a video posted on social networking site Facebook, Gahlaut pointed out towards his connection with the Indian captain and this might just be the best bit of wish the Indian captain has gotten in today!
Below are the best remaining birthday wishes for the legend.
— Varsha Rajsekhar (@VarshaArtWBB) August 3, 2017
— Manjappada KBFC Fans (@kbfc_manjappada) August 3, 2017
Happy Birthday @chetrisunil11. Please continue ageing like Benjamin Button on the field
— Vishnu Prasad (@visheprasad) August 3, 2017
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 3, 2017
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 3, 2017
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) August 3, 2017
Happy birthday @chetrisunil11. ????????
— Sp Belieber (@Chelsea_Ngente) August 3, 2017
Words would do injustice to describe the type of man you are,how important you are to the club & NT. Happy Birthday Captain, Leader, Legend! pic.twitter.com/EkBvNcaiJ8
— Vijay.R.B (@TheBaronVj) August 3, 2017