Virat Kohli is in Awe of Favourite Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s Work Ethic

Virat Kohli is in Awe of Favourite Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s Work Ethic

Cristiano Ronaldo, Virat Kohli, Footballer
Kohli wears a smile while holding a football in his hand during Team India's practice. Photo Credit: IANS.

Team India skipper Virat Kohli is mighty impressed with the Portugal star and his all-time favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli believes the ace footballer Ronaldo is an inspiration for many when it comes to the latter’s work ethic.

The 30-year-old Kohli, who has taken his fitness to the next level, did not shy away from the fact that Ronaldo is inspiring him.

“For me, Cristiano is above everyone else. His commitment and work ethic is unmatched. He wants it that bad — you can see it every game,” Kohli told

The top-order batsman Kohli has also expressed his love for football. Personally, Kohli is passionate about football, which has been eventually visible when Team India opted for practice sessions on the field.

Concurrently, the veteran footballer Ronaldo is representing Juventus F.C, which is an Italian-based professional club. However, Ronaldo’s fame has further witnessed him being a part of the fair share of controversies.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
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He further conceded that Ronaldo is on ‘another level’ when it comes to professional commitments.

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Interestingly, Kohli conceded that Ronaldo has been competent in professional football. While lauding Ronaldo for his down to earth approach, Kohli has also reiterated that he is a good leader.

“In my opinion, he (Ronaldo) has taken on more challenges and succeeded at all of them. He`s the most complete player I have seen, and his work ethic, as I mentioned, is unmatched. He inspires people. I don`t think many people do that. He`s also a leader and I love that. Absolutely love it. He has amazing belief too,” Kohli added.

Known for his athleticism, Kohli had inspired many aspiring youngsters in the domestic fold. Also, in top-flight cricket, his work ethic had become the talk of the town.

In the meantime, Kohli is in the United States two play two of its three Twenty20 Internationals against the Windies.

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The T20I series will get underway with the first T20I at Lauderhill in Florida on August 3.

Besides, Florida will also host the second T20 on August 4 before both teams will fly to Caribbean shores for the third and final T20 which will be held at Guyana on August 1.

Recently, Kohli had emerged seventh on the list of ‘ESPN’s World Fame 100’.

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Kylian Mbappe, Virat Kohli
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In conclusion, Kohli also predicted that French footballer Kylian Mbappe will emerge as the top-notch footballer in the foreseeable future.

“Mbappe stands out for me. His sprint in the 2018 World Cup against Argentina is hard to forget. He`s a beast and he will definitely be at the top of the pile for me. (He is) Absolutely a top-class player,” Kohli stated.

Also, Kohli believes Ronaldo had a better career than Argentinian star Lionel Messi.

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