When the likes of Sunil Chhetri, Subrata Paul, Robin Singh and Eugeneson Lyngdoh are celebrated as the top Indian football stars of present times, an unlikely hero has come to the fore -- an unlikely hero only for those who have just started to witness the impact of CK Vineeth. Those who have been following Bengaluru FC's campaign in the I-League for the past few years, as well as their recent historic campaign at the AFC Cup 2016, know what Vineeth is capable of.
For starters, the 28-year-old forward from Kannur, Kerala, has three goals from two appearances for Kerala Blasters in ISL 2016. The two-time I-League and one-time Federation Cup winner has made his mark by scoring all his goals so far in the third season of the Indian Super League, at the death.
Just when you think that the match is over, Vineeth comes out with his brilliance and decorates the icing on the cake. After returning from the AFC Cup 2016 campaign, his late goals have given Kerala Blasters two wins on the trot. The Sachin Tendulkar co-owned franchisee, as a result, are currently second in the ISL 2016 points table, with three league games to go.
"Your love, your support and your cheers makes it super special! Thank you. Much love to you all," Vineeth said on twitter after he brought the attention back to the ISL 2016 following his antics. "The most important lesson my father taught me is humbleness," he further added.
While we hope to keep watching Vineeth's dominance for Kerala Blasters in the upcoming ISL 2016 games (that includes the knockouts as well), let's look at the current points table with a total of 18 matches yet to be played in the league phase.
As on Monday, November 14, here are the top four teams from the ISL 2016 points table:
1. Delhi Dynamos: 17 points from ten games
2. Kerala Blasters: 15 points from ten games
3. Mumbai City FC: 15 points from ten games
4. Atletico de Kolkata: 13 points from nine games
Check out CK Vineeth's goals in ISL 2016