I regret not having had the opportunity to play with you: Chhetri a Vijayan

BENGALURU: captain of India Sunil Chhetri and legendary footballer IM Vijayan He talked about the latter's hilarious prep routine before a game during his game days. The duo talked about a variety of things during a live video session on the popular social media platform Instagram.

Currently without football due to coronavirus pandemic , previous and current players are kept busy interacting with fans on social media.

During the session, Chhetri asked Vijayan about his warm-up routine, and said he heard from the former player's teammates and coaches.

Every time I go to play a game, either with Bengaluru FC or the national team, the whole team has to warm up together. But there was a time when I.M. Vijayan used to warm up away from the team. Everyone from his time told me the same thing, Chhetri said when Vijayan laughed.

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The point is, he couldn't heat up with the same intensity as the others. I just couldn't stretch or run laps. But while he was playing he was ready to do anything, Vijayan told Chhetri.

Regardless of the coach I spoke with, they always told me that no one could train I.M. Vijayan because whatever he does on the field is always brilliant, Chhetri added.

To this, Vijayan replied: What can I say? I think it is a gift from God. I played with so many forwards but I couldn't play with you.

I'm very sorry I didn't have a chance to play with you, Chhetri said.