Can you guess who did Shreyas Iyer pick when asked whether he would choose between Ronaldo or Messi?
In a resurfaced tweet, Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer chose Cristiano Ronaldo above Lionel Messi. This follows his century against New Zealand in the 2023 Cricket World Cup semifinals on Wednesday (November 15).
During the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020, Shreyas Iyer moderated a Q&A session. One of the fans put an age-old question to him, asking him to pick between Messi and Ronaldo, and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain chose the latter.
The following is Shreyas Iyer’s response to the question:
It is worth noting that Shreyas Iyer is not the only Indian superstar who prefers Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi. For many years, Indian superstar Virat Kohli has been a Ronaldo devotee.
Kohli has already described the Al-Nassr superstar as a complete player and a fantastic goalscorer, according to CricTracker. Iyer is the latest star batter to join the Ronaldo bandwagon in India.
It is worth noting, however, that there have been instances when Indian cricketers have chosen Lionel Messi over his Portugal counterpart.
According to the All About Football app, both great batsman Sachin Tendulkar and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik backed the 2022 World Cup winner.