Football and cricket, these two sports have the most following in the Middle East and Asia. It would be interesting to imagine how some of the great football personalities would relate to cricketers.
Lionel Messi and AB De Villiers
These two don’t need an introduction, the whole world knows about them and follow them religiously. They would be similar because when Messi starts his magic he is unstoppable. Same goes for DE Villiers when he gets in the flow he will destroy the opposition. Both of these players are eye catching, breath taking; whatever phrase you might use won’t be able to give them justice when their skills are on display. Both of them are team players and support the team in every aspect to make sure they perform. If they fire for their teams or clubs, there are 90% chances they will be victorious. They are once in a generation superstars and we should admire them at every opportunity we get.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli
Both of these are legends and excel in the sports they play. These athletes are similar due to their aggressiveness and high level of competitiveness that runs in their sporting blood. They never hold back on their expressions and emotions. What’s really similar between these two athletes besides being blessed with natural talent is the characteristic of being hardworking. You can clearly see the match situation on their faces and you will know how their team is playing. However, they are two of the friendliest personalities off the pitch and are very charitable and humble.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Chris Gayle
Besides being legends of sports, they represent their attitude on the pitch and off the pitch. Zlatan calls him the God and is never afraid speaking his mind. Gayle does the same thing; he calls himself ‘Universal Boss’. Zlatan once said: “I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am”. Same goes for Gayle who can forget his comment to an Australian TV Reporter: “Don’t Blush Baby”. These two will always speak their mind and are universally loved for their charisma.
Eden Hazard and Joe Root
These two are young and have already started to make a name in their respective sports. The comparisons between these two are because the ways they go about their business ever so skilfully like two well skilled artists. Hazard and Root both on the pitch are very calm and composed and the key thing is that they both are consistent and will always play an important part for their team in their victories.
Roy Keane and Ricky Ponting
These two legends of the game that are retired are well known in the sporting world. The obvious comparison between these two is that they both were aggressive leaders and have given their respective teams a lot of glory. They were fierce competitors on the pitch and inspiring captains of the team they represented. Never shy of a fight they had a street fight type approach which led them to a lot of trophies. Whenever their team would be in trouble the players always looked up to their captain because they never gave up and would fight till the end.
All the comparisons made above about the sporting personalities are legends in their own sport and have conquered the game. These players have a special place in every fan’s heart and they are role models of the sporting world.