The India captain, who scored his 73rd and 74th international goals, is second behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 103 international goals. Chhetri is also now the top 10th highest goal-scorer in men’s international football, one ahead of United Arab Emirates’ Mabkhout.
Lionel Messi has 72 international goals in 143 appearances for Argentina.
India welcomed back their creative midfielder Brandon Fernandes, who added plenty of bite to the attack and causing the opposition a fair bit of concern. The Goan playmaker carved open the opposition defense early in the first half with a beautiful pass through the middle for Manvir Singh, who could not finish.
Bangladesh, along expected lines, sat back in a low block asking India to take the initiative, who dominated possession but failed to make it count.
India’s best chance to take the lead came just after the half hour mark from a corner taken by Brandon. Defender Chinglengsana, who also returned to the lineup today, however, saw…