Virat Kohli plays soccer with his RCB teammates while training in Dubai.© Instagram
Virat Kohli’s battle style has many admirers around the world, who love the way the Indian skipper does his business on a cricket ground. Some like Kohli’s hitting technique, while others like his determination to succeed and make his team win out of any situation. The skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is used to getting all this praise, but he never expected to get a compliment for his much less talent, namely playing football in warm-ups, including that of none other than Harry Kane who is one of the best strikers in the Premier League. Like many cricketers, Kohli also loves to play football before starting his cricket practice and had shared a few photos from the practice session on Instagram.
In one of the photos showing Kohli driving a football, he caught the attention of the Tottenham Hotspur forward who was impressed by the Indian star cricketer’s “fine technique”. The English forward praised Kohli’s skills and said, “Nice technique there.”
Delighted by Kane’s “legitimate observation,” the 31-year-old batsman thanked the “tech-savvy” England international for his wonderful words. “@harrykane haha thank you mate. I come from a tech-savvy player like you, I know it’s a legit observation,” Kohli replied.
Kohli and Kane met at the 50-over World Cup in England last year and even played cricket together. While Kohli received praise from Kane this time, it was the English striker at the time who had impressed the Indian skipper with his pace and bowling action.
After their meeting, Kohli praised Kane, saying the England forward is “much better at cricket than I am at football”.
Both Kohli and Kane are the talismans of their respective clubs and countries. While Kohli will next be in action for his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise RCB in the UAE, Kane is all set to compete in England’s UEFA Nations League match against Iceland on Saturday.
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