Watch: what made Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu go viral globally
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s one video clip goes viral and is breaking the internet. In the clip, Jordon’s goalkeeper shoots from his side, and Gurpreet misjudged the angle of the ball which eventually got into the nets. Gurpreet tried to stop the attempt taken unintentionally but was unable to stop.
This blunder of the Bengaluru goalkeeper has got an overnight success, and people started sharing the clip on social media.
Indian fans may not want to watch the replay of the clip but have attracted the eyeballs around the world.
How the world reacted?
India's goalkeeper. https://t.co/YW5MQb3tjd
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 18, 2018
English Journalist Piers Morgan takes a dig at the Indian’s number one goalkeeper by sharing the clip with a caption, “Frankly, who *doesn’t* want to watch a video of Jordan’s goalkeeper scoring against India?”
Sandhu's list of blunders or soft goals has really been adding up in the last 12 months or so. He used to be such a safe house. That this has coincided with his move back to club football in India might be mere coincidence… or not #JORIND
— Akarsh Sharma (@Akarsh_Official) November 17, 2018
Horrible keeping, especially after that amazing penalty save. India showing no intent of attack. Will be a tough game now #JORIND
— Akhil Dhoot (@dhootakhil) November 17, 2018
— Rama Ponangi (@RamaPonangi) November 17, 2018
Oh dear…freak goal to concede..Jordan's goalkeeper has scored lol. Gurpreet massive mistake.#JORIND
— Aneesh Chandoke (@AneeshChandoke) November 17, 2018
Oh Goalpreet Singh Sandhoooooo🎶 #JORIND
— DeludedBFC (@DeludedBFC) November 17, 2018
Jordan Goal keeper scores the goal.🙄#JORIND
— Anand Pushparaj (@anand_pushparaj) November 17, 2018
— Santadeep Dey (@SantadeepDey) November 17, 2018
— Mohammed Shafeek SA (@M_ShefeekSA) November 19, 2018
For someone like Gurpreet to commit that mistake is really embarrassing. #JORIND
— Philarima Hynniewta (@philarima) November 17, 2018
— anas2326 (@anasputtur26) November 17, 2018
Given the circumstances @IndianFootball did well
Never a penalty, saved well by @GurpreetGK
Sloppy 1st goal to concede
Passed the ball well in phases especially in 2nd half
Indian midfielders did well
Jordan never in complete control
Defence probably a little uncertain#JORIND pic.twitter.com/i2nc34ZVNC
— Nikhil Sharma (@nksky) November 18, 2018
India have allowed the opponent goalkeeper to score. Pretty much explains today's game so far against Jordan. #JORIND
— Manasi Pathak (@ThatUnitedLady) November 17, 2018
25' GOAL Jordan snatch the lead in a bizarre manner after goalkeeper Shafi's goal kick travels long and then bounces over Gurpreet who is caught out. #JORIND
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) November 17, 2018
Oh damn! That 1st goal is a really bad one to concede. Taking nothing way from the penalty save though.
— Ajo Joseph (@ajojoseph1234) November 17, 2018
25' GOAL! India concede. Its the goalkeeper Shafi whose goalkick makes its all the way to the net bouncing over Gurpreet.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) November 17, 2018
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who played against Nomads in the Europa League (first ever Indian to play in the comp) having a nightmare here pic.twitter.com/XpsPOxaCv9
— Will Catterall (@Willcatter) November 18, 2018
— BabaGol (@BabaGol_) November 17, 2018
In the clip, Jordon’s goalkeeper Amer Shafi cleared the ball from his box targeting towards the opponents, and it cleared the goalkeeper as well, Gurpreet tried to palm it out, but the ball ends up in the nets. This video of Gurpreet became viral on the internet globally.
Too much friendly!
India and Jordon were scheduled to play a friendly against each other in front of Jordon’s crowd on 17th November 2018. The match ended up in favour of the hosting nation 2-1, and the difference was created by the blunder made by the Indian defending side.
The goof was done on the 25th minute of the game when the scoreboard was 0-0. Two other goals were scored by Nishu Kumar India and Ihsan Haddad Jordon for their side at the 61st and 58th minute of the game respectively.
Jordon stands at the 112th position while India stands at the 97th position in the FIFA rankings.
India’s performance on that day looks like a big hole in the preparation for AFC 2019 which should be eliminated before the start of Asia’s most prominent football carnival.