'Cristiano Ronaldo is the king' - Rohit Sharma reveals his love for Portugal-born footballer

Rohit Sharma's favourite football club is Real Madrid for which Ronaldo played between 2009 and 2018.

Rohit Sharma and Cristiano Ronaldo
Rohit Sharma and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Tamim Iqbal, the veteran opener from Bangladesh was involved in a candid session on Facebook with Rohit Sharma on Friday. During the interaction, they discussed several cricketing topics. The duo also exchanged their thoughts on the conditions formed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, the Indian opener, who is a big football fan, opened up on his favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 33-year-old Rohit is an ardent follower of football and his favourite club is Real Madrid for which Ronaldo played between 2009 and 2018. Earlier, this year, he also watched the El Classico match in which Madrid defeated Barcelona by 2-0. Afterwards, he had also shared a still on the social media platform in which Emilio Butragueo Santos, the Director of Institutional Relations was spotted giving the customized jersey of the club to the Indian cricketer.

Rohit Sharma heaps praise on Cristiano Ronaldo

During the interaction, Bangladesh opener asked Hitman that if he is a ‘Ronaldo fan’. To which, Rohit Sharma replied in the affirmation and said that the Portugal-born player is the king of the football world. He added that Ronaldo came from a very low background and achieved several milestones with his game. The 33-year-old recited that he always likes players, who had hard times in their career but ended up being the best.

“Yes of course. Who does not love Ronaldo? Ronaldo is the king. What he has done with his career is simply outstanding. You have to bow down and applaud whatever he has achieved in his career because it is not easy because of the background that he came from. He had a very rough time at the start. I appreciate all these people who have had a hard time in their career at the start and towards the end, they have gone on to make it very big out of whatever opportunities they had,” said Sharma.

If the conditions were normal, then the Indian cricketer would have been playing for Mumbai Indians in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League at this time. However, BCCI suspended the T20 tournament for an indefinite period amid the COVID-19 outbreak.