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19.09.2019 » Cristiano Ronaldo — The inspiration of Virat Kohli

Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli

Cristiano Ronaldo is the source of inspiration for many athletes around the world and that's not restricted to youngster or even footballers. One of the best cricket players of modern days, Virat Kohli, has confessed that he has a great admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is one of the most recognizable and famous football players in the whole world. For many people, CR7 is not just an example of a successful athlete, but also a real inspiration. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for example, and you can look for information about him on, has almost 31 million followers on Twitter and recently admitted that he is inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo. When asked to answering a question about whose career he considers greater: Ronaldo or Messi? Virat Kohli, without hesitation, chose Ronaldo. The athlete believes that in the career of a football player there are a lot of challenges that one should deal with and the way Ronaldo does that is a true inspiration in terms of what a leader should be. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the main football players in the world, about whom famous online football portals such as,, BBCSport often publish interesting news. You can also read many informative reviews about the Portuguese superstar in any of these portals.

Virat Kohli - Cricket:

The phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo: The best player in the world

::: Ronaldo has been the captain and leader of Real Madrid, single-handedly leading the team to victory in multiple occasions. He also broke many records in the process...

Cristiano Ronaldo led the Merengues to a total of 4 Champions League trophies in a 5-year span. In one of those campaigns, the Portuguese superstar scored in every single game for his club until they reached the competition's semi-finals. The former Manchester United player became the first player in the history of the tournament to hit the back of the net in 11 consecutive games. Ronaldo was also the first player in history to have scored 100 goals in the Champions LeagueBarcelona's Lionel Messi reached the same milestone roughly a year later.

Brilliant performance at the World Cup

Ronaldo had several great performances at the World Cup. The Portuguese National Team has always had high quality players, but ever since Ronaldo started playing for his country, the Seleção raised their level and finally won some silverware in 2016 and 2019. If you ask neutral fans about what was one of the best moments they will always remember from the last World Cup, they will most likely tell you that it was Ronaldo's hat-trick against Spain, right in the opening round. He would score a total of 4 goals in the 2016 FIFA World Cup — which was more than he had scored in his entire career in previous World Cup editions. Uruguay would eliminate Portugal in the knockout round, but Ronaldo, once again, showed that with him on the team, they can beat anyone.

Cristiano Ronaldo leading Portugal to another win

Ronaldo and Messi face
no real competition

::: Lack of competitors

Cristiano Ronaldo is very positive about healthy competition. The Portuguese player never turned his back to tough challenges and he even admitted that his rivalry with Lionel Messi over the years has helped him to continuously improve as a player.

If we rule out Messi for a second, all the other current rivals for the Ballon d'Or are still clearly far from being at the same level of Ronaldo. Kilian Mbappé has done well in the Ligue 1, but he's yet to shine in the Champions League with PSG. In France, Mbappé managed to score 13 goals in his first year at the Parc des Princes and then 33 goals in following season. However, it's the Ligue 1 and the level of defences is not exactly top notch. In the Champions League, Mbappé never scored more than 4 goals in a single season for PSG. Not only that, but in the big games like the ones against Real Madrid, Ronaldo was clearly better and he was the one making the difference.

Then comes Modric, the last Ballon d'Or winner. He may have had a great World Cup with Croatia, but the truth is that he didn't perform the same way with Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, was one of the best players in the last Champions League edition, while Modric did not even make it to the team of the year. The Croatian, just like Ronaldo, has turned 34 this year, but is clearly showing signs of a faster decline...

Antoine Griezmann joined Barcelona this year and had his career highlight in 2018, when he was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup. While he has a significant influence in Atletico in the past years, it's hard to believe he'll be doing the same in Barça, especially with a player like Lionel Messi next to him.

No matter where you look, Cristiano Ronaldo always seems to be the better player. Now playing his second season in Juventus, the Portuguese star continues inspiring a lot of people around the world. He truly is a great example for those who believe in hard work and in succeeding in life.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is against Hellas Verona. You can watch Juventus vs Hellas Verona, Atletico Madrid vs Celta de Vigo, Granada vs Barcelona, Manchester City vs Watford, Leicester City vs Tottenham, and Bayern Munich vs Koln, all matches provided from our streaming live game pages.

Juventus next game:
Juventus vs Hellas Verona
kick-off time (21-09-2019):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 03:00
| UTC/GMT+7: 02:00
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 00:30
Italy (Turin) |
UTC/GMT+2: 21:00
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 21:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 16:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 12:00

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Virat Kohli in cricket and Cristiano Ronaldo in football

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