India cricket skipper Virat Kohli is a huge soccer aficionado. In fact, Kohli co-owns the Indian Super League (ISL) football club FC Goa and has often expressed his wish to see India as a sporting rich nation.
During the recently held Intercontinental Cup, Virat had urged the fans to cheer for the Indian football team by filling up the stadiums. Consequently, Sunil Chhetri and company got a massive support from the Mumbai crowd and they eventually clinched the Intercontinental Cup by defeating Kenya in the final.
In his recent interview with PTI, India football captain Sunil Chhetri opened up about his camaraderie with the national cricket captain, saying: "Virat generally loves football. We talk on regular basis, not on twitter though. He likes football and probably that is why he came to my support. He is a part of FC Goa team and comes to watch ISL matches.”
"He is knowledgeable about football and that is why he wants to encourage fans to watch football matches and that is great. I did not ask him personally though," he added.
Chhetri struck eight out of the 11 goals India scored in the Intercontinental Cup to become the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine great Lionel Messi.
After the triumph in Intercontinental Cup, Virat had lauded the Indian football team for their stellar effort.
"Champions!!!! Another stellar performance from our captain @chetrisunil11 and the entire team last night. This will surely provide a much needed boost for @IndianFootball. Keep up the spirit boys. ???????? #INDvKEN," Kohli had tweeted.