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Virat Kohli Reveals Why He Picks Cristiano Ronaldo Over Lionel Messi

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of football
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of football / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images
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Cricketing superstar and India cricket captain, Virat Kohli is known to be big follower of football and the legendary batsman has now opened up on why he is such a big admirer of Cristiano Ronaldo, paying homage to the Portuguese great's unmatched work rate and longevity at the pinnacle of the sport.

Argentina icon, Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of the sport, with the both the players having their own sets of fans when it comes to identifying who is better.

In an interview with Sky, Kohli explained the reasoning why he picks Ronaldo ahead of his rival, Messi.

"The thing I admire about him is he’s probably had people, I wouldn’t say disliking him, but disregarding a lot of what he has done over the years and just his mental strength to just keep going, just being the best in the world.

“I agree Messi probably has more natural ability but for this guy to do what he’s done day in, day out and to keep that type of discipline. To stay at the top of his game for 15 years for me that is the epitome of professionalism and discipline and what mindset can do to an individual. Every time he plays people know something special could happen and that’s what I admire about him.”

The 32-year-old is currently in England where he is leading the Indian side on a five test series against the hosts.

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