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'Virat Kohli is the Cristiano Ronaldo of cricket,' claims Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Arjun Singh Devgan
Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers in the history of the sport
Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers in the history of the sport / Gallo Images/GettyImages

Sri Lankan cricketer, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has hailed India legend, Virat Kohli, revealing that the batsman is the Cristiano Ronaldo of Cricket.

Being part of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the 30-year-old Lankan can have that opportunity to meet the former India skipper and hopefully turn the tide having endured a dramatic start to year 2022. The 30-year-old announced his international retirement this January and withdrew it a week later on the insistence of authorities. However, he still missed the plane to India due to the same fitness issues, last month.

"IPL is the best league in the world and with every teammate of yours you get to learn a lot about the game, so I am loving picking the brains of Shikhar Dhawan. I get along very well with Mayank Agarwal as we played U-19 together," he said in an interview.

“Outside of the team Virat Kohli is always someone I could speak to and get some advice on fitness. He’s at another different level when it comes to fitness. To me, he is the Cristiano Ronaldo of cricket for sure. The work he puts in you can obviously see the results. You can compare him to anyone when it comes fitness or even skills wise. He plays so hard and you can learn a lot by talking to him," the batter added.

Kohli is widely considered to be one of the greatest batters in the sport and one who is definitely one of the fittest cricketers present.