Euro 2016: Virat Kohli Cheers For Germany Ahead Of Their Opening Encounter
Virat Kohli, who is not playing in the current series against Zimbabwe as he wants to take a break, has expressed his support for World Cup champions Germany ahead of their opening Euro 2016 match against Ukraine
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Football fever has gripped the whole world thanks to Euro 2016. Even cricketers are not immune to this phenomenon. Virat Kohli, who is currently taking a break and not playing the series in Zimbabwe, has stated his allegiance to his favorite team in this competition.
Kohli took to his official Twitter handle (@ImVKohli) and supported Germany, the four-time World Cup winners. He tweeted
Germany kick-off their 2016 Euro campaign against Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on Sunday night. The World Cup champions are favorites to back up their World Cup success with Euro success and they will be hoping for a great start against an unpredictable Ukraine side.
The official Twitter handle of German Football (@@DFB_Team_EN) thanked Kohli for his support and tweeted
Kohli's tweet was also well appreciated by German star midfielder Toni Kroos. The 26-year-old German football player, who scored two goals in Germany's 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, has been in great form recently, winning the 2016 Champions League with Real Madrid. Kroos shared Kohli's post on his Twitter handle (@ToniKroos)
To which, Kohli responded
Kohli has been in prime form in the last one year across all formats. In the 2016 Indian Premier League, he smashed 973 runs and four centuries for Royal Challengers Bangalore as he took them into the final of the tournament. However, they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their final clash by eight runs.