Indian football team captain and star striker Sunil Chhetri is in the grip of Kovid-19. He stated on his Twitter that Kovid-19 has been found positive. Chhetri is expected to be ruled out of the international matches against Oman after being found positive. Chhetri’s team in the Indian Super League (ISL) Bangalore FC failed to make it to the semi-finals and finished seventh after the league stage.
In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon. No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always.
– Sunil Chhetri (@ chetrisunil11) March 11, 2021
Sunil Chhetri wrote on his Twitter, ‘Not good news, I have been found to be Kovid-19 positive. The good news is that I am feeling fine and recovering from the virus and should return to the football pitch early. There cannot be a better time to remind everyone to continue the safety precaution as usual. ‘ Former champions Bengaluru FC won five matches while there were seven draws to which the team collected 22 points. The team had to face defeat in eight matches. Chhetri scored eight goals in 20 matches in the current season of the ISL.
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The national team is scheduled to gather on March 15 for a preparatory camp in Dubai to prepare for two matches against Oman and the UAE. India played the last international match against Afghanistan in November 2019 against Tajikistan and Oman in Muscat as a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Out of the race to make it to the second round of the World Cup qualifier, India will play Bangladesh against Asian champions Qatar and Afghanistan, and take on Bangladesh in their home turf.