Cricket is obviously one of the most popular sports in India. The sport that comes after cricket as the second most popular game is football. India has so far produced many legendary football players and in future, it will produce a lot. Once there was a golden age (1950’s and 1960’s) for the Indian football team. Now, due to lack of investment and proper planning, the standard of Indian football has decreased. It is thought that the increasing popularity of cricket has become the only reason of its ignorance. In spite of many limitations, better future of Indian football is much expected. Hope that they will play in the FIFA World Cup and resurrect the dying game.
Baichung Bhutia is undeniably one of the most famous football players of India. He has a very good skill in shooting the football. That is why, the Sikkim-born striker is famous as the Sikkimese Sniper. To get to know more about his skill in football, there can be mentioned I. M. Vijayan’s quotation which described Bhutia as “God’s gift to Indian football”.