Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli has revealed in his recent chat with Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri that he is in awe of Juventus hitman Cristiano Ronaldo for his 'beast' mentality.
The revelation was made during a Virat Kohli Instagram live chat with Sunil Chhetri where both the players spoke about various sports topics.
Chhetri asked Virat Kohli to name any athlete (male or female) who he looks in awe while watching them play. Kohli was quick to take the name of the Portuguese player.
During the chat with Sunil Chhetri, citing Ronaldo's hat-trick for Juventus in the UEFA Champions League against Atletico Madrid, Kohli spoke about Ronaldo’s confidence and said that for a guy to say that the team is going to go through and then score a hat-trick, that showed his 'beast mentality'. He further said that in the sporting world, there are very few people who can claim to have that kind of a mentality and that his mental strength is inspiring every time.
During that match, the one cited by Kohli, Ronaldo scored his 124th Champions League goal, which is the most ever, and equalled Lionel Messi with the most number of hat-tricks scored in the competition.
The Indian cricket skipper then said as he concluded, "There are lot of people who look extremely good on the field but to turn up for big matches that regularly, Cristiano Ronaldo stands out."
Kohli went on to mention the fact that the way in which Cristiano Ronaldo asked all his friends and family to come and watch the Atletico game and promised them that it would be a special night, shows the mentality of the modern day footballing legend as he struck a hat-trick to knock the Spanish team out of the Champions League that night.