As India continue to try to fight off the disastrous Coronavirus crisis, their national football team’s captain Sunil Chhetri has offered his support to the cause by giving out access to his social media in order to help people in need.
Many Indian football clubs across the country have come together to help locals around their who are in desperate need of essential resources.
Chhetri took to social media and passed this message in order to do his bit in this time of need in the country. In doing so, he became the first sportsperson in the country to take this step.
“Our country is going through difficult times. The pain, suffering, loss all around us is depressing and tragic. Amidst all of this, there are so many of us who have come forward and helped – helped each other and helped complete strangers,” the 36-year-old striker said.
He added, “Guys, we all need to participate. No matter who you are, help in whichever way you can. Among all these people, there are some real-life captains who are doing some extraordinary, phenomenal work. You give me hope. You give me a lot of motivation. And I want to join.”
The Indian skipper’s Twitter handle stands at1.6 million followers and it will now be used by specific COVID-19 relief authorities who can use it to amplify their reach in passing relevant information and offering assistance to the people.
Chhetri said, “I want to give access to my Twitter account to a few of these captains so that their important information can be amplified and can reach as many as possible. Guys, I’m on your team.”
In case you didn’t know, Sunil Chhetri is the second highest active goal-scorer in international football behind Cristiano Ronaldo. The Indian maestro has scored 72 goals in 115 international matches for his country.