Virat Kohli’s fan-boy moment with football legend Luis Figo

first_imgIndian batting sensation Virat Kohli had a fan-boy moment when he met Portuguese football legend Luis Figo who is touring India to promote a new football league Premier Futsal. Kohli is a big football fan and also co-owns a team (FC Goa) in the Indian Super League.Figo, rated as one of the best wingers of his generation had played for leading clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid, before retiring from the game in 2009.  The Ballon d’Or winner in 2000 shared a picture posing with Kohli on Twitter.Great pleasure to meet @imVkohli the most loved sportsman in India ??; Lus Figo (@LuisFigo) April 5, 2016Kohli has been in red-hot form this year. He was recently named Player of the Tournament for aggregating 273 runs from five matches even though India lost their ICC World Twenty20 semi-final to West Indies at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The 27-year-old was in superb touch in Australia as well, smashing 381 runs in the five-match ODI series before amassing 199 runs from three T20s against the hosts.Kohli was recently also in the news when he had stood up for ex-girlfriend Anushka Sharma, who became the target of trolls on Twitter. A sharp rebuke to the trolls was welcomed by many of his followers on the social media platform. (Virat Kohli shames trolls for targeting ex-girlfriend Anushka Sharma )With the legend himself @LuisFigoWhat an absolutely wonderful man #Grateful #FanBoyMoment; Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2016The India Test captain will be next be seen in action in the Indian Premier League, which starts Saturday. Kohli is captain of a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore, which included heavyweights like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson.advertisementlast_img

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