Indian Super League: Veteran defender Sandesh Jhingan of the Indian football team has broken his six-year ties with the Kerala Super Blasters club. In his honor, the club retires at number 21. Jhingan and Blasters, who played 36 matches for India, who debuted in international football five years ago, made the decision with mutual consent. “The message is no longer with the club,” the club said. This decision was made by mutual consent. “
Jhingan was the backbone of the Blasters' defense and was instrumental in leading the team to the ISL final two years later. He has played 76 matches for the club, but could not play the previous season due to injury. Jhingan, 26, made his debut for the Blasters in the first season of the ISL in 2014. The club's fans were called 'The Wall'. The club has decided to retire Jhingan's jersey keeping in mind the feelings of the fans.
According to sources, Jhingan has received offers from foreign clubs and it is likely that he will go abroad to play club football. Al-Garafa SC, a club in Qatar, started talks with Jhingan after the 2019 AFC Cup. It was during his time that the team of Kerala Blasters became champions. He was awarded the Emerging Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Sandesh was made the captain of the team by Kerala in 2017. He played two ISL finals and has also captained the Indian team in many matches.
Kerala Blasters owner Nikhil Bhardwaj said, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sandesh for his commitment, loyalty and passion to the club and its supporters.” KBFC respects the message's willingness to pursue a new challenge. We know that he will always be a 'Blasters' at heart. We will retire his jersey number 21 permanently for his contribution to the club. “