Friday, 03 February 2023

Two GOATS in same city at Manchester

Two GOATS in same city at Manchester

The Indian Cricket team lead by Virat Kohli have arrived in Manchester for their fifth and final test match against England. Manchester is buzzing due to two of this generation's finest sportspersons, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli, in the city.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved back to Manchester United after a gap of 12 years this summer, is now training with the club and is likely to make his second debut on Saturday at the Old Trafford in a Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.

The Indian Cricket team and their captain Virat Kohli have arrived in Manchester to play with England in the 5th match of ongoing England vs. India Test Series. India is currently leading 2-1 in the series.

As Kohli arrived and started training, Lancashire Cricket Club shared Kohli's photo on their Twitter handle and wrote about the presence of the two superstars in the same city currently. Manchester United responded to their twee writing, 'One city, two GOATs.'

When will Cristiano Ronaldo make his second Man Utd debut?

The Portuguese star gets expected to make his second bow for the Red Devils on Saturday, September 11, in a Premier League fixture against Newcastle at Old Trafford. The kick-off of the game will be at 7:30 pm Indian time.

There were reports that Ronaldo could instead be making his full debut on Tuesday, September 14, in the Champions League against Young Boys. The striker had to isolate following Covid-19 rules following international duty with Portugal.

Read More: Cristiano Ronaldo first day training at Manchester United

What has Virat Kohli said about Cristiano Ronaldo in the past?

It is no secret that Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, admires and idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli has expressed his admiration for the Portuguese star on several occasions in the past. In 2020, during a chat with Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri, Kohli explained why he idolizes Ronaldo.

"Cristiano Ronaldo. There are many magnificent athletes. There are so many people you admire, who are amazing, but for a guy to turn up for big games that regularly. It was evident that he joined Juventus (and) I remember it was a UEFA Champions League match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus. They lost 2-0 in the first match. The second leg and they were playing at home, for a guy to say two days before the game, to tell his companion that comes for the match (because) it will be a memorable night.

"That judgement for a guy to say that we will go through and score a hat-trick. That for me is a devil mentality. In the world of sport, only very few individual who can claim to have that kind of a mentality. That mental strength for me is inspiring every time."

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