10 Cricketers and their favorite football stars

10 Cricketers and their favorite football stars

Though it is a different game they have inherited good qualities from their idols which have helped them become successful in their game.

Jasprit Bumrah - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Nowadays sports is considered as a catalyst for the young generation. Particularly football which has a large fanbase and some of the individuals have motivated an entire country with their awe-inspiring performances. Similarly, even though cricket doesn’t have the popularity of soccer it is not short of influential stories. Several players have encouraged the upcoming stars to take up the game.

Especially in the last two decades a lot of cricketers have made it to the big stage by idolizing their sporting heroes. Among them, certain players have been influenced by some of the famous football stars. Though it is a different game they have inherited good qualities from their idols which have helped them become successful in their game.

Here is the list of 10 cricketers and their favorite football stars

1) Virat Kohli – Cristiano Ronaldo

Virat Kohli - Cristiano Ronaldo
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The cricketing fraternity is running out of adjectives to explain the sheer dominance of Virat Kohli. It seems he has redefined the professionalism of the gentlemen’s game. Not only he has set a new benchmark for the upcoming Indian talents he has become a role model for the youngsters around the world.

Since his debut, he has been breaking batting records for fun and within a decade he has joined an elite panel. Besides his success, he has also taken Indian cricket to a new level with his leadership qualities. Seeing his passion and dedication for the game it should not come as a surprise that he is an ardent follower of footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese star is considered one of the greatest sportspersons of this century. His hard work and fitness regime has awed the fans including Virat. Many times the Indian skipper has confirmed that Ronaldo has inspired him. Recently he shared the screen with him in an American Tourister commercial which must have been a fanboy moment for Kohli.