Virat Kohli rooting for Germany as Euro 2016 picks up momentum

first_imgIndia’s batting superstar Virat Kohli will be supporting World Cup winners Germany in the ongoing European Championship. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)Kohli, an ardent football fan, has pledged his support to the Die Mannschaft with a tweet where he is wearing a German jersey bearing his name and his trademark number 18 on the back.Excited for #Euro16I’m all in with Die Mannschaft for the Euros! Which team are you supporting? #FirstNeverFollows Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 9, 2016The Delhi batsman, who wears the No. 18 shirt on the cricket field too, caught the attention of star German and Real Madrid mid-fielder Toni Kroos. (Virat Kohli happy to stay away from cricket after hectic season)Incidentally, Kroos, one of the top performers for Germany, also wears the same number on his back. Happy with Kohli’s tweet, the German star tweeted, “Beautiful shirt and great number choice @imVkohli ! Awesome! Going to send you a gift #FirstNeverFollows.”Beautiful shirt and great number choice @imVkohli ! Awesome! Going to send you a gift??? #FirstNeverFollows Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) June 11, 2016The 24-team European Championship kicked-off in Paris last night with hosts France beating Romania 2-1 in the opening match. Germany are clubbed in Group C alongwith Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine. (Virat Kohli’s Premier Futsal runs into trouble with AIFF)After a hectic cricket season, Kohli is enjoying his time off the field. Kohli had unprecedented success at the recently concluded ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, where he scored a record 973 runs, including four centuries, to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final. advertisementRecently, the Test captain played in a charity football match dubbed “Celebrity Classico 2016”. Kohli led the cricket stars to a 2-2 draw with Abhishek Bachchan-led Bollywood team.Kohli’s next assignment will take him to the West Indies in July, for a four-Test series but the 27-year-old said he was not thinking of strategies and team combinations yet.He has played international cricket non-stop since October when South Africa came visiting for a three-match T20 series, a five-match ODI series and a four-Test series. India then travelled to Australia for an ODI and T20 series before returning home to play Sri Lanka in a T20 series, which was followed by the Asia Cup T20, the World T20 and the IPL. Kohli was only given a week’s rest when the selectors decided to let him catch up his breath during the T20 series against Sri Lanka.last_img

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