‘The Great Wall of India!’ ‘Superman stuff!’ ‘Sensational… ‘The greatest result in Indian Football in quite a few decades.’
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu put on a master class performance that had the Indian Football fans glued to their TV screens. Gurpreet made save after save to deny the Asian Champions and earn his team a much-deserved point.
The Indian goalkeeper made an impressive 11 saves and 9 claims against FIFA 62nd ranked team to claim his first clean sheet of the year as Qatar peppered his goal.
While it has to be said that some of the shots were straight at the India’s number one, his performance certainly drew a big reaction on social media.
Social media was understandably in a frenzy after the match, lauding the Bengaluru FC custodian with an abundance of praise.
Here is some of the best reactions on Twitter.
You probably aren’t wrong…
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, you're a star! What an incredible performance against the Asian Champions Qatar, that too in their own backyard. India is proud of you and the whole team. 💙#WCQ #AsianQualifiers #QATIND #GurpreetSandhu #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/gFLsaI3A33— Ronald D Sampson (@RDSampson_25) September 10, 2019
Our GREAT WALL OF INDIA = Gurpreet Singh Sandhu…Hope after this match some Top Asian clubs offers u a contract… U deserve it totally… https://t.co/mSMZ3UeAAh— Suman (@Suman68082748) September 11, 2019
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu>>>> alisson— Reverse Flash (@ashutoshnegi007) September 11, 2019
Only teams to keep cleensheet against Qatar in 2019:— Sabyasachi (@Sabya_C) September 10, 2019
That kinda night. pic.twitter.com/NgI3mX8PD1— West Block Blues (@WestBlockBlues) September 10, 2019
@SandeshJhingan, every header, every clearance. You gave it your all. Thank you. @UdantaK, you absolutely nailed it. You were exhausted, but you gave it every cent of yours. Thank you. @GurpreetGK, you fkn legend.— Rishabh Bhatnagar (@Rish_Bhat) September 10, 2019
P.S.- @kbfc_manjappada, what a show of support. So proud.
GSS is my Prime Minister— കാൽപന്ത് / KalPanthu (@KalPanthu) September 10, 2019
His efforts were recognised by match-commentator, Anant Tyagi who said:
To be the only side not to lose to Qatar in Asia in 2019. To be the only side to keep a clean sheet against them in 2019. To do it in their den. To do it without your greatest player. The kids are alright @stimac_igor and so is your man mountain @GurpreetGK! #IndianFootball— Anant Tyagi (@AnanTyagi_) September 10, 2019
Igor Stimac: This (performance) is an invitation to our fans for the next game. We want 80,000 fans at Kolkata when we play Bangladesh.#Qatar #India #QATIND #RoadToChina #WCQ2022 #AsianQualifiers pic.twitter.com/n7JnbSxaKh— Ahmed Hashim (@AhmedH_93) September 10, 2019