Messi or Ronaldo? Pakistani cricketers have chosen their favourite

Find out who the Men in Green admire more


Sports Desk August 01, 2016
Messi and Ronaldo play for two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. PHOTO: AFP

The debate on which footballer is the best may never get old, with everyone comparing Argentinian Lionel Messi or Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, but Pakistani cricketers have revealed their favourite out of the two.

Messi and Ronaldo play for two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively and recently both represented their national teams in two different competitions. Messi’s Argentina lost the Copa America final while Ronaldo inspired his team to a 2016 Euro title.

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And this might be the reason that Pakistani cricketers are more inclined towards the trickery of Ronaldo rather than the pure skill of Messi.

Out of a total of ten cricketers, six opted for Ronaldo as their favourite player and only two said they admired Messi.

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Meanwhile, German Mesut Ozil and Bastian Schweinsteiger also made it into the list.

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Here is the list of players and their favourite footballers

Asad Shafiq: Ozil

Azhar Ali: Ronaldo

Iftikhar Ahmed: Messi

Imran Khan: Ronaldo

Rahat Ali: Ronaldo

Rizwan: Ronaldo

Sarfraz Ahmed: Ronaldo

Shan Masood: Schweinsteiger

Wahab Riaz: Ronaldo

Zulfiqar Babar: Messi

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