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Indian cricketers never shy away from showing their love for football players. The love for the game is evident from the fact that the entire team plays a football game as a warm-up before their match starts. Indian star batter Virat Kohli has mentioned several times his admiration for the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. England football star Harry Kane even wished Kohli good luck before team India’s World Cup 2019 encounter against the current world champions England. Now Shreyas Iyer has come forward and revealed Ronaldo to be his favorite Sportsperson of all time.
In a rapid-fire interview, posted on Kolkata franchise’s Instagram page, the current captain of the franchise has revealed his favorite sportsperson of all time to be the Manchester United star ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. The football fans from across the world debate intensely on the greatest football player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Iyer, though, wasn’t made to choose between the two legends. Iyer also revealed his favorite Tennis Player to be Roger Federer.
Due to this interview, fans got to know the Kolkata captain a bit more closely as he shared his favorite actors, actress, food, sweet dish etc. with the audience. Answering one of the questions about which cricket match from the past he would’ve loved to play, the 27-year-old Indian Player said that he wanted to be the part of 2011 World Cup final.
“2011 World Cup, I was sitting in the stadium and I felt that I should’ve been a part of it. I wanted to experience that feeling,” said Iyer.
Shreyas Iyer will be seen in action in the fifth T20 international today against South Africa. Iyer has had a quiet series so far with the bat and will be looking to get some runs under his belt in the last match that will turn out to be the series decider. Thus, all the Indian fans would hope that he gets a big score in the series decider on Sunday.