The city of Manchester is currently buzzing with excitement, with two legendary sporting personalities – Virat Kohli and Cristiano Ronaldo – preparing for a high-octane weekend.
The Portuguese superstar is expected to make his second Manchester United debut in the Premier League, when they take on Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Meanwhile, Kohli is in Manchester for India’s fifth and final Test match against England, which starts from September 10. So, fans were left drooling in anticipation when Lancashire Cricket took to Twitter to post a photo of Virat Kohli, asking everyone if they fancied “a joint training session” between the Indian cricket captain and Ronaldo at Old Trafford. United decided to cherish the moment, commenting, “One city, two GOATs”.
Kohli will be hoping to lead India to victory in the final Test, but the cloud of COVID-19 hangs over the fixture after a member of the India support staff tested positive on Thursday. however, the Indain cricket team has tested negative for Covid.
India currently lead 2-1 in the five-match series, and won the fourth fixture by 157 runs.
Rohit Sharma slammed his first overseas Test century, scoring 127 off 256 balls at The Oval, helping India take a lead in the series. Meanwhile, Kohli also contributed with a half-century during his team’s first innings.
“It was unbelievable,” said India captain Virat Kohli after the victory in the fourth Test.
“We love being written off and I think a lot of people after Leeds really stood up and said, ‘Will India be able to come back?'” he said.
“But we’ve shown time and time again that we are a top side and we have been at the top for a while now, and that’s because of the belief and the passion that we have in this group,” he added.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, himself a former India captain, wrote on Twitter: “The skill is the difference but the biggest difference is the absorbing power of pressure. Indian cricket is far ahead than the rest.”