Bhubaneswar, Aug. 1 -- New Delhi: Indian captain Sunil Chhetri was voted as the favourite player of the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the Asian Football Confederation said on Saturday. Chhetri edged out Eldor Shomurodov of Uzbekistan in the final by a 51-49 percent of votes in a fan poll conducted by the AFC.

"19 days, 561,856 votes The #AsianCup2019 favourite player has been decided. Congratulations Sunil Chhetri!" said the AFC in its tweet announcing the result.

35-year-old Sunil Chhetri scored twice during the group stage of the Asian Cup last season in which India came close to securing a shock Round of 16 spot. Both goals came in their 4-1 win over Thailand in the opening match.

With 72 goals and 115 appearances, Chhetri is India's all-time...