Suhail Chandhok Speaks up In support Of Indian Football
I was privileged to be a part of the Footballing revolution through the inaugural season of the Hero ISL and what is fantastic is the fact that we have been moving rapidly from what was a football spectator nation to a football playing nation. A lot of that credit goes to Sunil Chhetri and his men like Jeje Lalpekhlua & Sandesh Jhingan who are inspiring a generation of young footballers to believe that they can make a life from the beautiful game!
We are inside the top 100 today and there is a really strong belief that the day isn’t too far away where we run shoulders with the best in the world at the FIFA World Cup. The dream is well and truly alive and is moving in the right direction.
100 Internationals for India is a phenomenal achievement but his Goal conversion rate being higher than the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi is a testament to Sunil’s work ethic and the reason why we have sell-out crowds Backing the Blues today!”
I appeal with the people to support the Indian Football team and boost their morale.
Suhail has been a popular face and voice of multiple global sporting events such as the (PBL) Premiere Badminton League, Rio Olympics 2016, Indian Premier League (IPL), ICC World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, Pro Kabaddi League, Hero Indian Super League Football, Hero Hockey Indian League, Celebrity Classico Football, global FIA Formula E Series and even the French Open tennis. He comes from 3 generations of sport and is also the younger brother of Karun Chandhok, one of only two Formula 1 racing drivers from India.
He went on to become the University’s first Indian Cricket recipient of the prestigious Oxford-Cambridge Half Blue Award. Hailing from a family of sports-enthusiasts, Suhail was determined to chart his own path in sport, as a cricketer. But as fate may have had it, his career was short-lived, owing to acute knee-injuries & multiple surgeries, after having played professionally in South Australia, the UK & in India and being a part of the Royal Challengers IPL camp on two occasions in 2009/10. But the hurdles en route couldn’t keep him away from making it large.