I Was Jumping With Joy When Jeakson Singh Scored: Sunil Chhetri

India’s football star Sunil Chhetri has been keenly following the Indian team in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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File photo of Sunil Chhetri (L) and Jeakson Singh.

It's a rarity when a senior national team captain is glued to the television set in his hotel room watching 16 year olds play but that's what India U-17 team has done, made Sunil Chhetri one of their biggest fan.

A day after Jeakson Singh scored the epic goal – first by an Indian, Chhetri, who is getting ready for the AFC CUP qualifier against Macau could not stop raving about it.

I was jumping, man! We all were jumping! We had as many as three to four chances, and one of the shots (Rahul K) hit the bar. I was so happy for that goal (scored by Jeakson).
Sunil Chhetri

Chhetri and senior team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been keenly following the progress of the U-17 team and airing their views through social media and columns.

(With inputs from PTI)


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