India football team captain Sunil Chhetri overtook Ali Mabkhout and Lionel Messi on Monday to become the second-highest international goalscorer among active men’s players. Chhetri struck a brace against Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers match in Abu Dhabi.

Chhetri, who scored his 73rd and 74th international goals, is second behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 103 international goals.

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United Arab Emirates’ Mabkhout took his tally to 73 after his goals against Malaysia last week, while Argentina’s Messi scored his 72nd international goal against Chile last Thursday.

Mabkhout will have an opportunity to regain the second spot when UAE takes on…

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