The Indian international cricketer Virat Kohli, who is currently leading the Indian test team, has recently admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo's hard work separates him from the Argentine ace Lionel Messi.


And he takes inspiration from the Portugal international and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, whose work ethic is something that he wants to emulate and according to Kohli, the Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo’s hard work separates him from the Argentine ace Lionel Messi.


As recently in a chat with with ecb.co.uk. Kohli said,

Here’s how @Cristiano Ronaldo has inspired India Test skipper @imVkohli https://t.co/XvYzUFP1dF pic.twitter.com/u8mbR1kZze

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"I take a lot of inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo. The way he has stayed on top for so many years, it's nothing but down to hard work. I have heard he is the most hardworking footballer in the world and that's why he is where he is.”

Messi is a freak (genius) but this guy (Ronaldo) is giving him run for his money because of his hard work,"

The 28-year-old Virat Kohli has established two world records over two formats in the domain of cricket – becoming the fastest cricketer to reach 7000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs), whilst setting the benchmark in Twenty20 (T20) cricket becoming the fastest to 1000 runs internationally. Virat has been a standout performer for India and he feels that it's about knowing his game better.

As Virat added, "It can be put down to understanding my game a lot better than I used to. Being happy with the ability I have, the sort of drawbacks that I have. I understand my flaws and strengths nicely," 

"It's also about finding the right balance. People talk about not having flaws and it's wrong. Everyone has flaws and consistency is nothing but overcoming those flaws and finding the ability to score runs in Test format, especially which I wanted to find within my game. I feel in happy space knowing exactly where my game is going," 


The Indian test captain also admitted that pressure of performance is something that he has embraced as one can't run away from it.

"It's about how you perceive that situation. It's very similar when you go out to bat. Either you see four slips standing at the back or you see the boundaries only.

"The external pressure, I have started enjoying it rather than running away from it because if I run away from it, it may come back to hound me and catch me and put me down to a level that I can't imagine. So I have to take it along with me and find a way to deal with it."