FIFA world cup 2018 has been memorable in many ways but it just became extra special for England. England round of 16 win against Columbia changed their game forever. Under the coaching of Gareth Southgate, the team became the first English squad to win a penalty shootout.
This moment reminded us of Chak De India.
In the movie Chak De India, Shahrukh Khan had a similar story as Gareth. After losing a penalty in a hockey match to Pakistan, Shahrukh became one of the most hated person in India. After many years by coaching women hockey team in a world cup he does the redemption.
It was nothing less than England’s Chak De moment.
Gareth missed a penalty shootout in 1996 in EURO Championship and after so many years here he did the redemption.
When both the teams had two chances left, the match got very crucial.
After Jordan Henderson missed his penalty in the FIFA, England fans were left biting their fingers. But their goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, came to rescue and England won it. The team later celebrated their win with their coach.
Gareth Southgate has been a coach, friend and mentor to his team just like Shahrukh khan was in Chak De India.
The team win in FIFA became the redemption story for Southgate. Even the emotions at the winning moment were almost the same of Shahrukh in the movie and Gareth in real. no one can deny the resemblance of Gareth to that movie charcter.
After watching this filmy scenario, people reacted on twitter.
Redemptive moment for Gareth Southgate after 22 years.
📆 22 Years Ago:
🏴 Gareth Southgate misses a penalty for @England at Euro 1996.
📆 22 Years On:
🙏 Redemption. pic.twitter.com/1qDSuA3iwW
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 4, 2018
Surely, God always has a plan.
— Nkosinathi Shazi (@NkosinathiShazi) July 4, 2018
Indeed it was an emotional moment for the whole country.
— cal2009 (@cal2009) July 4, 2018
The coach has been a perfect mentor to his team as well, just like Shahrukh’s character in Chak De India.
Do not underestimate the effect that Southgate has had for the team. He’s been immense. Forget the results; he’s recalibrated how the team look at themselves. Massive.
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) July 4, 2018
The young goalkeeper just couldn’t feel any less proud and posted the game changing moment.
— Jordan Pickford (@JPickford1) July 4, 2018
After this win, people of England are having really high hopes to see the World cup coming home.
— Jordan (@Jordzmc25) July 4, 2018
It seems as we are watching Chak De India in real.
— Pinakin Kaushik (@pkmadridista) July 4, 2018
However, lets see if this Chak De moment leads to their win of World cup.
Shahrukh Khan’s team came back home with the World cup. Now lets see if the end is the same for Gareth and Shahrukh’s teams as well or not.