Is Virat Kohli a football geek too?
First Published 28, Oct 2020, 5:00 PM
Virat Kohli, the Indian cricketer and captain, is a football lover too. And, why wouldn't he be, as he owns a football team, in the form of FC Goa, in the Indian Super League. Look, how he has a unique liking for football besides cricket.
Hailed as one of the fittest athletes in the world, Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s fandom encompasses fans across the globe. The versatile player has a multi-dimensional personality, besides being a professional cricketer. He is fond of other sports as well.
Undoubtedly, after cricket, Virat Kohli has a big heart for football. He is in close liaison with reputed footballers such as Pep Guardiola and Sunil Chhetri and is seen interacting with them. Often, he has been seen promoting various clubs, as he poses in their jerseys.
Virat Kohli’s favourite football club
Of a pool of clubs that are there in the football, Virat Kohli supports Juventus, because of his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Once asked about the preferred player among Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Kohli said, “Ronaldo. In my opinion, he has taken on more challenges and succeeded at all of them."
Kohli added, “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.”
Virat Kohli owns ‘FC Goa’
In order to pursue his second favourite sport, football, Kohli has co-owned FC Goa in Indian Super League (ISL), which he purchased in 2014.