My brother, proud of you, Kohli wrote a heart touching message to his friend Chhetri

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New Delhi. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has announced his retirement from the game. On the announcement of Chhetri's retirement, his best friend Virat Kohli and veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh have sent a special message. Virat has praised Chhetri's achievements. Chhetri, who has been captaining the national team for a long time, announced his retirement after the FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kuwait in Kolkata on June 6.

Responding to Sunil Chhetri's video posted on Instagram, Virat Kohli called him his good friend and wrote, 'Proud of you my brother.' Yuvraj Singh described him as a 'legend' and said that the 39-year-old's long legacy of playing 150 national matches will remain intact for a long time. He wrote on his 'Instagram Story', 'A true legend of the game who took Indian football to the global stage. Your passion has inspired a generation to get into this game. Your legacy in Indian sports will always be remembered. Now that you are ready to play your farewell match, you can look back with pride. Thanks 'Legend.'

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'Never wanted to see this happen'
Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, a member of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup, wrote on 'X', 'What a wonderful journey you have had. Congratulations to you on this wonderful career. Chhetri's club Bengaluru FC and Indian teammate goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wrote on 'X', 'Never wanted to see this happen. I wish I could do something to change your mind but I understand why this is happening brother. My captain, the entire nation needs to celebrate your international career the way you deserve on 6th June.

'You always inspire us'
The All India Football Federation said that Chhetri will continue to inspire the coming generation. The federation said, 'Your legacy will always be remembered on and off the field. You always inspire us and will always do so. Thank you.' The Indian Cricket Board described Chhetri as a 'fantastic icon' and said that he had 'an extraordinary career and you have been a fantastic icon for Indian football and Indian sports.'

'What a wonderful journey you had, Captain!'
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav congratulated Chhetri for his brilliant career. Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore saluted the number 11 jersey and said, 'What a wonderful journey you have had, Captain. 94 international goals, so many achievements, you have inspired many young Indians to dream big. Goodbye to the number 11 (number nine) jersey, but India's number one captain.

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