Vastavam web: Talismanic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said he draws inspiration from legendary boxer MC Mary Kom’s unbelievable story and is the six-time World Champion’s biggest fan. The 34-year-old striker, who has been in peak form in the last couple of years, was recently named the All India Football Federation’s Men’s Footballer of the Year for a record-extending sixth time. He has earlier won the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
The celebrated boxer has been an inspiring force in Indian sports. In her 18-year long illustrious career, she has won six World Championships, an Olympic bronze medal, and five Asian Championships. “She is a six-time World Champion, and has been a World Champion after giving birth to twins, and even after being a mother of three. If she doesn’t inspire India, who else will. I am her biggest fan,” Chhetri added.