An Australian football legend in awe of Virat Kohli
The footballer represented Australia in four World Cups.
Updated - Sep 23, 2018 11:11 am
After a playing international cricket for a decade, Indian captain Virat Kohli has left no stone unturned in using every ounce of energy on the cricket field. His level of intensity doesn’t diminish one bit even if he is turning out for his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. His work ethic, coupled with his fitness regime, has brought Kohli and India many laurels and yet he is hungry for more.
Besides his exploits on the cricket field, Kohli has done a lot of work outside of it. He regularly stands up for social causes and has recently been vocal about the importance of being fit for people outside of sports as well. His work has transcended boundaries and has impressed Australian football legend Tim Cahill.
Sachin Australia’s all-time favourite but Kohli popular too
The former Everton striker has recently signed for Jamshedpur FC for the forthcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL) and is particularly impressed by Kohli’s sportsmanship. “In Australia, the all time favourite legend from the Indian cricket team is Sachin Tendulkar. It is without a shadow of a doubt. But now it is obviously Virat Kohli because I like his background story of how he has achieved what he is today,” Cahill told reporters on the sidelines of the ISL media day.
Cahill, who represented Australia in as many as 4 World Cups, was highly impressed by Kohli’s willingness to work for the society and his humility. “He works hard, he is humble, he sacrifices a lot and he is committed but I also like the way he gives back so much to the Indian people off the park, both emotionally and charitably. So I follow him on the social networks. He is a good example,” he added.
Kohli is currently nursing a back niggle which has forced him to skip the ongoing Asia Cup. Top celebrities around the world must take heed from the Indian captain and serve the society which will subsequently make the world a better place.