Virat Kohli's comment on Sunil Chhetri's retirement post goes viral; check out what he said

Sunil Chhetri, the Indian Football team's captain has officially announced his retirement from international football on May 16. To know more about what Virat Kohli said, read the article.

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Sunil Chhetri, the Indian Football team's captain has officially announced his retirement from international football on May 16. The footballer is set to play his final match on June 6 against Kuwait in a FIFA World Cup qualification match. After Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Ali Daei (Iran) and Lionel Messi (Argentina), Chhetri has the most goals in international football. He has scored 94 goals in 150 appearances for the country.

"I have practically lived the dream. Nothing comes close to playing for the country," said Sunil Chhetri on Instagram.

Chhetri's friendship with cricketer Virat Kohli is quite famous as they have made appearances in a lot of matches supporting each other. Even on Instagram and other interviews, the players were seen together having fun conversations. After the retirement announcement of Chhetri, Virat commented on his Instagram post saying, 'My brother. PROUD'. 

Kohli is set to play the most important match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 18. However, one big hurdle which might come their way in Bengaluru is the weather. After heat waves, Bengaluru is finally experiencing rain after three months which might play a spoilsport during the epic clash.

'When I did decide that this is...' - Sunil Chhetri on his retirement

Sunil Chhetri's retirement announcement has shocked the entire nation. An inspiring person for the entire world, Sunil has played a lot of matches for India and helped them win. He took to Instagram to inform his fans and the world about his retirement from football and said that after giving a lot of thought to it, he decided to retire from the game. 

"When I did decide that this is going to be my last game, I told my family about it. It’s not that I was feeling tired, not that I was feeling this or that. When the instinct came that this should be my last game, I thought about it a lot, and eventually I came to this decision," said Sunil Chhetri. 

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