Even as the lockdown continues not only in India, Rohit Sharma has remained active via social media. Ever since the lockdown was imposed in India in late March, Rohit has indulged himself in friendly conversations with several fellow teammates and overseas cricketers to pass this time. On Friday, Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal became his partner over a Facebook live session with whom he discussed several topics. During the interaction, the 33-year old termed a football star as “The King”.
Like many cricketers, Rohit Sharma is also a football fanatic and an ardent follower of the club, Real Madrid. It is the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who the Mumbai batsman admires the most. Ronaldo was part of Real Madrid between 2009 and 2018.
Earlier this year, he watched the El Classico encounter between FC Barcelona and Madrid, in which the latter emerged victorious by 2-0. Post that, the Indian batsman shared a still on his social media handle in which Emilio Butragueo Santos, the Director of Institutional Relations, gifted Rohit a customized jersey of the iconic club.
Rohit Sharma hails Ronaldo for his achievements:
During the conversation, when Tamim asked Rohit if he is a Ronaldo fan, the latter replied firmly said that the Portuguese star is the king of the football world. The right-handed batsman went on to say that he has a liking for players, who defeat hardships early on to become the best later. Ronaldo, who is one of the poster boys of football, also went through torrid times and overcame those to achieve the level of success he has today.
“Yes, of course. Who does not love Ronaldo? Ronaldo is the king. What he has done with his career is simply outstanding. You have to bow down and applaud whatever he has achieved in his career because it is not easy because of the background that he came from. He had a very rough time at the start. I appreciate all these people who have had a hard time in their career at the start, and towards the end, they have gone on to make it very big out of whatever opportunities they had.” Sharma said.