Virat Kohli on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Ross Taylor bluntly states

Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor

Former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has praised Indian batsman Virat Kohli. While talking about the influence of social media in today’s era, he stated that Kohli is on par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Virat Kohli is arguably one of the most famous athletes in the world. The Indian batsman has not only made a big name for himself in the world of cricket but has also set huge standards for himself and is seen as one of the most popular sportsmen in the world.

Virat Kohli enjoys a huge fan following and is not limited to India alone. Wherever the right-hander goes, there are chants of “Kohli Kohli”. Apart from the cricketing front, the batsman has been a global icon in the world and this is quite evident from the following that he has.

Virat Kohli has a huge fan following on social media and is ranked in the same bar as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James and others. Even the International Cricket Council is using his name to promote cricket in parts of the world where cricket is not popular.

While talking about the impact of social media, Ross Taylor stated that Virat Kohli is not only a superstar in the world of cricket but also in the world of sports. Speaking to Raman Raheja, a media professional, on the 180 Not Out podcast, he stated:

“Players are putting up outposts promoting products and things like that. Who would have thought of that in 2008? Someone like Kohli, who is a superstar in the world of cricket, but is also a global superstar in the world of sports. In terms of Instagram and social media, he’s right up there with Ronaldo and Messi!”

“Yes, I think you are more accessible, don’t think that athletes are criticized so much. I think movie stars, Bollywood stars and politicians are all under the microscope now because of social media, but I don’t think that’s something bad”. .”

Virat Kohli will next be seen in action during the T20 World Cup 2024

Indian batsman Virat Kohli will next be seen in action for the national team during the T20 World Cup 2024. The tournament will begin on June 1 in the United States of America and the Caribbean and the final will take place on June 30.

Virat Kohli was last seen in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). The batsman seemed to have tremendous touch in the league, but despite his efforts with the bat, his team could not win and finished fourth in the points table.

Virat Kohli finished the tournament as the top scorer with 741 runs to his name in 15 innings at an average of 61.75. He also scored one hundred and five fifties in the tournament with a strike rate of over 154. He would love to maintain that form in the T20 World Cup 2024 and help India win.