Stars pour in with wishes for Hero Super Cup champions Bengaluru
Bengaluru FC clinched the inaugural Hero Super Cup with a resounding 4-1 victory over East Bengal in the Final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday. After narrowly losing out on the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-2018 title, the Blues were keen on finishing the season on a high. Albert Roca’s men put up a brilliant display in the Final with the usual suspects, Sunil Chhetri and Miku bagging three goals between them, after Rahul Bheke had equalised to level proceedings.
A number of notable Hero ISL stars, celebrities and fellow clubs took to social media to congratulate the Blues on being crowned the champions. Here are some of the best ones.
Kerala Blasters forward and Hero ISL’s all-time top scorer Iain Hume congratulated the team as well as captain Chhetri for a stellar season in front of goal.
Congrats @bengalurufc on winning the @HeroSuperCupInd— Iain Hume (@Humey_7) April 20, 2018
Was only deserving that they ended the season with a trophy! No surprise @chetrisunil11 popped up with a few goals, after the great season he’s had! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Robin Singh and CK Vineeth were also quick to praise their former teammates for the deserved victory.
Two-time Hero ISL champions ATK and newcomers Jamshedpur FC also came forth to congratulate their fellow rivals for their success.
Even Pro Kabbadi’s Bengaluru Bulls and Indian Premier League’s Royal Challengers Bangalore were not shy of lauding their city club for winning the coveted trophy.
Star Sports commentator Anant Tyagi hailed Bengaluru’s never-say-die attitude during the tournament, while presenter Leeza Mangaldas was all smiles, as she shared a photo with Chhetri after the final whistle.
@bengalurufc bury the only disappointment in their last 22 matches to win the final of the inaugural #HeroSuperCup. What a stellar season and to finish by coming back from behind in 3 out of 4 games tells you a thing or two about Bengaluru! #5in5 #KEBvBFC #IndianFootball— Anant Tyagi (@anant174) April 20, 2018
Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, who was present for the Final, also took to Twitter to congratulate all the players and fans for an outstanding inaugural Hero Super Cup.
Congratulated champions @bengalurufc of inaugural #HeroSuperCup, participants & sports-loving fans for success of the showpiece football tournament in country. India’s emerging Sports Capital, Bhubaneswar will soon have a world-class football stadium to host international matches pic.twitter.com/qKB0izYljs— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 21, 2018