Indian Super League franchise has retired the number 21 Jersey, which was worn by Sandesh Jhingan, a hugely popular figure for blasters. Blasters and Jhingan parted ways after a six-year association.
Nikhil Bhardwaj, the club owner in a statement thanked Jhingan for his contribution. He said, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sandesh for his commitment, loyalty and passion for the club and its supporters. KBFC respects Sandesh’s desire to pursue a new challenge and we wish him all the best for his new journey.”
“We know that he will always remain a blaster at heart. As a tribute to his contributions to the club, we will be permanently retiring his Jersey number 21”. Bhardwaj further added.
Since the club’s inception in 2014, the 26-year old Jhingan has been like a rock at the centre of blasters’ helping them reach the ISL final twice (2014 and 2016) The Chandigarh born, Jhingan has made 76 appearances for the club.
“Sandesh leaves our family, to pursue fresh challenges and we have nothing but love and respect from the entire KBFC community” Blasters mutually agreed to part ways with Jhingan, who has earned 36 caps for India since making his debut in 2015.