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ISL 2017/18: Sunil Chhetri shows incredible gesture towards differently abled Bengaluru FC fan

Sunil Chhetri proves again why he is the most respected footballer in the country

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News 08 Jan 2018, 10:15 IST
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Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri has always had a good relationship with fans

What's the story?

Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri made a fan's dream come true after their win against ATK on Saturday.

In case you didn't know...

Sunil Chhetri is the captain of Bengaluru FC and is the top-scorer for the Indian national football team. He is the most capped player in Indian history with 97 appearances for the Blue Tigers.

The heart of the matter

Bengaluru FC defeated ATK 1-0 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium owing to a stunning long-range goal from Sunil Chhetri. The strike from Chhetri put Bengaluru FC at the top of the ISL standings with a tally of 18 points from their nine matches so far.

After the match, as the team was heading for their bus, Sunil Chhetri met a fan before boarding it. The fan in question had difficulty in speaking and his saliva kept dripping and thus he had a bib attached around his neck.

Bengaluru FC official Kunal Majgaonkar made the fan's dream of meeting his idol Sunil Chhetri come true. The fan's happy reaction on meeting his favourite footballer was a really heartwarming one and fans across India would be appreciative of this gesture by Sunil Chhetri.

What's next?

Bengaluru FC now will move on to Delhi to take on Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on January 14, 2018.

Author's take

Sunil Chhetri's gesture towards the fan shows his kind-heartedness and moments like these are representative of his respect towards his fans throughout the country. Indian football is really lucky to have a role model like Sunil Chhetri in their ranks and his service for the sport's rise will always be revered throughout the nation.

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