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India's star footballer gives us a glimpse into his Bengaluru home

September 30, 2019 14:16 IST
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Sunil Chhetri’s Bengaluru home is a testament to his sportsman’s spirit

Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri isn’t just the Indian football captain, he’s also the highest Indian goal scorer of all time.


It’s not just his stats and performance that make Chhetri one of the most beloved sportspersons in the country. It’s the fact that he lives and breathes Indian football. In recent years, he’s also made a mark for himself as a reliable player in the Indian Super League.


Chhetri is a bit of an introvert and in a recent episode of Asian Paints’ Where The Heart Is, came as a pleasant surprise. The webisode takes us through Chhetri’s beautiful home in Bengaluru— a green haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Sunil Chhetri

The episode is about so much more than just the rooms and the decor; it gives a glimpse of Chhetri’s inner world and this includes the passion that he has for sport, the love for his team, and most importantly the beautiful bond he shares with his wife Sonam.

Every corner of the home reflects Chhetri’s passion for the game. Whether it’s his home office that proudly displays all his awards (including his much-cherished 'Golden Tweet' award!) or his hallway where his sports bike finds a place of pride or even his open island kitchen where he’s often seen making his post-workout smoothies.

Sunil Chhetri

Interestingly, Chhetri’s home speaks volumes about his simplicity and sentimentality. In an era where most celebrities spend a fortune on interior decorators to give their home a modern look, Chhetri and his wife actually decided to keep every piece of home decor they received as a wedding present from their loved ones. They then designed their house around these pieces, giving it a wonderfully quirky and authentic feel.

At the end of the show, Chhetri puts is as simply and beautifully as possible , 'Football is where the heart is'. So even his home is a testament to his passion and love for the sport. It’s a place where he can just unwind, bask in the warmth and comfort of his relationship, and simply be himself.

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