Sourav Ganguly congratulated the Indian football team on qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup. He has often been seen supporting the Indian cricket team, but he made a major mistake when he posted a congratulatory note on Twitter.
Following Palestine’s victory over the Philippines on Tuesday, Sunil Chhetri and co. qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The team won both of its first two matches of the group stage against Cambodia and Afghanistan is currently ranked second in Group D.
On Tuesday, Ganguly wrote on Twitter, “Great work by the Indian football team on qualifying for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup! Captained by @SunilChhetri, the team has shown great spirit and what better place to do this than the Mecca of Football, with good support by the fans.
Sunil Chhetri, the Indian football captain, was tagged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President in a massive error. Ganguly tagged his namesake in Nepal who replied back to the legendary cricketer.
‘Hello, this is Sunil from Nepal, not your captain Sunil Chhetri. Please correct your mention for your captain.’ he tweeted.The Blue Tigers have now qualified for back-to-back editions of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in their history. The 24 teams in the qualification third round were divided into six groups of four each. The matches of each group were played across different venues with India hosting the group D games. All the group winners and the five best second-place finishers across the six groups will qualify for the Asian Cup.
India will next face their group leaders Hong Kong on Tuesday where they will look to complete a hat-trick of wins and move to the top of the points table.