New Delhi: Bengaluru FC won the title for the first time by defeating Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the final of the Durand Cup played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. What happened at the presentation ceremony after the match filled all the sports lovers with anger.
In fact, Sunil Chhetri, the captain of Bengaluru FC, was present on the stage when the trophy was being handed over after the match. During this, Bengal Governor La Ganesan pushed Indian captain Sunil Chhetri for posing for the prize distribution. Ganesan had attended the ceremony as a guest while Chhetri was captaining Bengaluru FC.
Ladies & gentlemen, bringing you Shri La. Ganeshan, Honorable Governor of West Bengal. #DurandCup
— Debapriya Deb (@debapriya_deb) September 18, 2022
The video of the entire incident has gone viral. It is seen in the video that Suni Chhetri is standing on the stage holding the cup and the photo session is going on. Governor Ganesan was slightly behind, while Chhetri was in the front. In such a situation, Ganesan caught Chhetri and put him in the side. There is anger among the people and they are narrating a lot of good and bad on this act of the governor. Former cricketer Aakash Chopra has also called it shameful.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 19, 2022
Bengaluru FC won the final match 2-1. He defeated Mumbai City FC. Here Shiva Shakti scored in the 11th minute to put Bengaluru on a 1-0 lead. Later, Apuia of Mumbai FC scored the equalizer in the 30th minute. Bengaluru’s Alain Costa (61st minute) then scored the deciding goal. Costa sent the ball into the net, showing the direction to captain Chhetri’s corner kick.