The Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli has arrived in Manchester for their fifth and final Test match against England …
Manchester are currently buzzing due to the presence of two of the best sportsmen of this generation Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli in the city.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Manchester United after a 12-year hiatus this summer, is currently training at the club and will likely be his second debut for the club Saturday at Old Trafford in a Premier League match against Newcastle United.
The Indian cricket team along with their captain, Virat Kohli, also arrived in Manchester to tackle England in the fifth Test match of the English vs India Test series. India are currently leading 2-1 in the series.
When Kohli arrived and started training, Lancashire Cricket Club shared the photo of Kohli on their Twitter handle and wrote about the presence of the two superstars in the same city. Manchester United respond to their two writings ‘One city, two BOAT’S’.
When will Cristiano Ronaldo make his second debut for Man Utd?
The Portuguese star is expected to make his second debut for the Red Devils in a Premier League match against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday, September 11th. The match starts at 19:30 Indian time.
There were reports that Ronaldo would rather make his full debut in the Champions League against Young Boys on Tuesday 14 September, as the striker had to isolate according to the Covid-19 rules after international service at Portugal.
Due to the limited time Ronaldo could train with his new teammates before Saturday’s match, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær could delay his full debut until the Champions League match.
But Manchester United have excited fans with an update from Ronaldo who joined the training on September 7, suggesting the forward could quite possibly still appear this weekend.
What has Virat Kohli said about Cristiano Ronaldo in the past?
It is no secret that Indian captain Cristiano Ronaldo admires and idols. Kohli has on several occasions expressed his admiration for the Portuguese star in the past. In 2020, during a conversation with Indian soccer team captain Sunil Chhetri, Kohli explained why he idolized Ronaldo.
“Cristiano Ronaldo. There are a lot of good athletes. There are so many people you look up to, which is amazing, but for a guy who regularly shows up for big games. The most important thing was that he joined Juventus (and) I remember it was a UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, they lost 2-0 in the first leg, the second leg they played at home, friends coming for the match (because) it’s going to be a special evening be.
‘The conviction for a guy to say we’ll get a hat trick. It’s an animal mentality to me. In the sports world, there are very few people who can claim to have such a mentality. The spiritual power for me is inspiring every time. ”