India’s 4-1 win against Thailand marked the country’s first Asian Cup win since 1964 [Khaled Desouki/AFP]

Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri has become the second-most prolific scorer in a national football team, overtaking Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi.

By scoring two goals during the opening match of the Asian Cup against Thailand in Abu Dhabi, Chhetri overtook Messi, having scored 67 for India in total since his first national cap in 2005.

The only footballer

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