Bayern Munich Picks 'GOAT' Virat Kohli As Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's Cross-Sport Equivalent

Bayern Munich Picks 'GOAT' Virat Kohli As Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's Cross-Sport Equivalent

An X user (formerly Twitter) asked Bayern Munich on their official handle to name two athletes from different who are cross-sports equivalents to each other.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 12:41 AM IST
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Manuel Neuer and Manuel Neuer | Credits: Twitt

The German football giant and 32-time Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich picked Indian batting legend Virat Kohli as the cross-sport counterpart of their own Manuel Neuer, who is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

Virat Kohli is one of the greatest athletes who has a massive fan following around the globe. He is often regarded as one of the greatest batters of the modern-era. scoring tons of runs and has numerous records to his name in his illustrious career thus far.

While Manuel Neuer is a football legend who plays for the German national team and Bayern Munich. Neuer has been playing for six-time Champions League winners since 2011, wearing 337 caps as first-choice goalkeeper.

On Tuesday, an X user (formerly Twitter) Dylan Powell posted a query on Bayern Munich's handle and asked, "Name 2 athletes from different sports who are cross-sports equivalents to each other."

Bayern Munich responded by picking their goalie Manuel Neuer and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, adorning them with 'GOAT' emojis.

Manuel Neuer has played an instrumental role in the success of Bayern Munich and Germany over the years. The 37-year-old joined the Bayern Munich in 2011 and won 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles and a Champions League title in 2020. Neuer was part of German team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2014, defeating Argentina in the final.

Virat Kohli, on the other side, etched his name in the annals of cricket as one of the greatest batters of all time. With the plethora of records to his name, the former India captain has solidified his legacy as the true master of the game. After making his international debut in 2008, Kohli rose through the ranks with immense dedication and passion and went on to establish his name in the history of cricket.

Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka blessed with second child

Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma were blessed with a second child, a baby boy, Akaay on Febraury 15 in London. Kohli took to Instagram handle to inform his fans about the good news.

"With abundant happiness and our hearts full of love, we are pleased to inform everyone that on 15th February. We welcomed our baby boy Akaay & Vamika's little brother into this world. We seek your blessings and good wishes in this beautiful time in our lives. We request you to kindly respect our privacy at this time." statement read.

Virat Kohli has been ruled out of the Test series against England for the birth of his second child. Despite the absence of a talismanic batter, India managed to the win the series 3-1. After losing the first Test in Hyderabad, Rohit Sharma and co bounced back to win the next three Tests in Vizag, Rajkot and Ranchi.

Youngsters like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Akash Deep, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav and Sarfaraz Khan played instrumental roles in Test series.

India will take on England in the fifth and final Test of the series in Dharamshala on March 7.

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