- KL Rahul revealed that Virat Kohli is a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo
- Rahul’s celebration with Kohli after his century vs England in Manchester was modelled on Cristiano Ronaldo
In today’s latest cricket news, KL Rahul has revealed his unique celebration after scoring an unbeaten century against England in the 1st ODI at Old Trafford, Manchester. Rahul’s century led India to an easy win over England and after completing his century, Rahul was seen doing the famous “Dab Celebration” and the joining his captain Virat Kohli in middle of the pitch to perform a special handshake and a celebration which seemed to be inspired from Footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. It was a rather fitting gesture from Rahul and Kohli as team India were playing in Manchester which was home to Cristiano Ronaldo’s time in Premier League with Manchester United. Ronaldo won the Premier League and Champions League titles and also won the Ballon d’Or trophy after a sensational 2007/08 season.
KL Rahul models his celebration on Cristiano Ronaldo
In Cricket Latest News, Dinesh Karthik interviewed Rahul after the England win and asked him about the celebration with Kohli after completing his century to which KL Rahul confirmed that it is originated from Ronaldo’s celebrations at Real Madrid and Manchester United. Further elaborating on his celebration, Rahul claimed that he wants a develop a separate handshake with each of the Indian players like he has with Hardik Pandya at the moment.
Speaking with Dinesh Karthik, Rahul said: “By the end of the England series, I want to have a different handshake with all the members in the team right now. I have one with Hardik (Pandya). With Virat you saw it.”
Karthik asked if the celebration was taken out from (Cristiano) Ronaldo, to which Rahul replied, “Yea, sort of. You know Virat’s a huge Ronaldo fan”.
Virat Kohli is a huge Ronaldo fan
Earlier in the year, Virat Kohli claimed that he feeds off Cristiano Ronaldo and feels he has more similarity with Ronaldo than Lionel Messi. Both Ronaldo and Messi have been leading the way in the world of football and according to Windies all-rounder Dwyane Bravo, Kohli is like Cristiano Ronaldo of cricket. Kohli has inspired his teammates with his fitness and form both on and off the field. Kohli is currently leading India to a tricky tour of England where India have won the first T20I game and are set to play another 2 T20I, 3 ODI and 5 test matches over the course of next month.
Watch – Kohli and Rahul do the “Ronaldo Celebration”
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