'If I woke up as Cristiano Ronaldo...': Virat Kohli on his football idol
- Virat Kohli is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and follows his work ethic and fitness regime
- Kohli was asked about his favourite athlete and what he would do if he woke up as his icon in the RCB photoshoot
- Former captain Kohli is playing the IPL 2022 under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis
Virat Kohli, a big fan of Portuguese football start Cristiano Ronaldo, said he would do a scan of his brain if he woke up one day as the iconic footballer. Kohli, who follows Ronaldo's work ethic and fitness regime, expressed his admiration for the footballer during a photoshoot for his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kohli was asked about who his favourite athlete is and what he would do if he woke up as his icon. The star Indian cricketer said, "Cristiano Ronaldo!" is his favourite athlete. "I would do a scan of my brain (if I woke up as Ronaldo) and see where all that mental strength comes from," Kohli responded to the second question.
Kohli, who has been playing for the franchise since 2008, also shared his experience of playing for RCB and the heartbreaks.
"IPL final 2016 and that same year, 2016 T20 World Cup semifinal at Wankhede against West Indies," Kohli said recalling the heartbreaking moments.
In the 2016 IPL, Kohli was in the form of his life when he amassed 973 runs in 16 matches. To date, no other cricketer could score as many runs as Kohli did at an average of 81.08 in a single season of IPL.
Asked about his most memorable moment, the former RCB captain picked the franchise’s win against Gujarat Lions in the IPL 2016 qualifier 1.
"The celebration after that game was the most special that I have ever experienced," Kohli signed off.
RCB will face Rajasthan Royals in their third match of the season on Tuesday.