Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Virat Kohli picks
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are arguably the two best footballers in the world. But, the toughest thing is to pick the one between the two best football players. While Lio Messi has won Ballon d’Or six times, Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded it for five times. So, it is not an easy job for anyone to pick one between these two.
The skipper of the Indian team, Virat Kohli has picked his favourite player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on several occasions. However, he has been asked the same question during an interactive session with the England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen on Instagram.
Virat Kohli chooses Ronaldo over Messi:
The 31-year-old picked Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo over Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as he likes Ronaldo’s fitness, hard work and work ethics.
“I love his work ethic and ability to deflect all the crap on the outside,” Kohli said.
“Messi is a freak, absolute natural talent, and his ability is second to none. For me, what stands out is the ability or the will to put in the effort in every single minute of the game. Ronaldo’s drive separates him from everyone else. Playing at the top level, everyone has talent, but I don’t think anyone has the will that he has,” he had said in an interview to TOI.
The Indian captain, Virat Kohli likes to maintain good fitness like his favourite footballer, Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward player is arguably one of the fittest players in the world and Virat Kohli is not too far behind him.