India defeated Bangladesh 2-0 on Monday. The 36-year-old forward Chhetri scored twice. The national team scored 74 goals, surpassing Messi, who has scored 72 goals on behalf of Argentina, and is second only to Ronaldo, who has scored 103 goals among active players. , The FIFA official tweet also posted a message, but Chhetri said that it is wrong to compare him with Messi.
Chhetri said: "The truth is that Messi and I cannot be compared at all. Anyone who sees this ranking, as an Indian, is happy for 5 seconds, nothing more. Forget Me and Messi, because it includes me. Inside, the whole world is Messi's fans."
Chhetri has now entered the top 10 of the national team's total scoring list. Coincidentally, in the last week’s World Preliminary Asian Top 40 match, Ali Mabkhout of the United Arab Emirates scored two goals and the national team scored 73 goals, also surpassing Messi. Messi fell to 4th among active players and tied for 12th in the overall rankings in history.