Interesting facts about Sandesh Jhingan – Most commonly identified by his man bun and a big beard with a height of more than 6ft is the Indian team’s captain Sandesh Jhingan. Sandesh is a right-footed player who plays as a centre back for the Indian team. Let’s get to know more about him.
Interesting facts about Sandesh Jhingan
- He is very dangerous in corner kicks as he is very good aerially while defending and attacking.
- Sandesh started his football journey in St. Stephen’s Academy in Chandigarh and later went on to represent the Chandigarh state team soon.
- United Sikkim was his first club in his senior year in 2011 later he went on to play for Mumbai FC Sporting Goa DSK Shivajians and Bengaluru FC.
- Sandesh Jhingan made his international debut in 2015 against Nepal. Then manager Stephen Constantine gave him the opportunity. 2 years later he captained the Indian team for the Hero Tri-Nation Football Series.
- He holds the record of being the most featured Indian player in the Indian Super League. Being one of the best players in the country there is a lot of demand for the centre back. Kerala Blasters had to pay 3.8 Crores just to retain him till 2020.
- Once in an interview Sandesh openly confessed that he loves to write. He is not embarrassed to share what he writes with the world as he himself puts up his writings on his Instagram handle.
- Sandesh also has a desire to learn every language in the world so that he can read and write in any language without any hesitation or confusion.
- Most of the athletes happily claim that books are something that they never liked, but Sandesh is different as he told that Paolo Coelho is his favourite and the book Alchemist written by him is a must read for everybody.
- Jhingan is a firm believer that hard work trumps talent and credits himself that whatever he has achieved is because of hard work. But he also feels that there is a long way to go and more work is needed.
The Indian Team has a perfect captain in Sandesh who is talented, skilled, experienced and most importantly Sandesh has the right mentality to take the Blue Tigers forward.