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Sania Mirza’s Fan Moment With Sunil Chhetri Is About Sportsmanship

On June 2, an emotional Sunil Chhetri — Indian Football team captain — posted a video on social media, appealing to the citizens about the turnout of audience in the matches they are playing. While Indians only hold cricketers supreme, Chhetri urged football fans to come forward and support the Indian team by watching their matches in the stadium.

Those who have watched his heartfelt message should know the impact it has made on the public. It is going viral, with many celebrities and sportstars posting their own videos to show support to Chhetri.

Fans are now making effort to go and watch the Blue Tigers play at Mumbai Football Arena. Chhetri is playing his 100th international game in the Intercontinental Cup. On Monday, he was instrumental in the 3-0 win over Kenya.

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Following the plea, ace tennis star Sania Mirza came out in support of Sunil Chhetri’s initiative. On June 3, she re-tweeted Chhetri’s viral video and also asked him for tickets to their next match on June 4.

An immediate response from Chhetri, agreeing to her request won hearts online. He said he would give the tickets on one condition – that she would get him a few tickets when she plays next.

Since his appeal, fans have been responding positively to his request and but Sania’s gesture has had a mixed reaction. Sania is currently pregnant and resting. Fans, on the other hand, have promised to be present in huge number for India’s next match.

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