What a picture: Virat Kohli reacts as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's first-ever joint promotion photo breaks the internet

Ronaldo and Messi came together for Louis Vuitton's recent ad campaign

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 20 November 2022 03:29 PM

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The sporting world was in shock after the luxury brand Louis Vuitton brought together two legends of football - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in their recent ad campaign. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli also got involved in the discussion as he put up a comment on Cristiano Ronaldo's recent Instagram post with Lionel Messi.


The legendary duo shared their iconic picture on their social media handles, where both are playing a game of chess in a promotional picture for Louis Vuitton. Fans went crazy in the comment section and Kohli wasn't any different. He left a comment on the Portuguese star’s post, which read, "What a picture 🔥👏"


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Going back to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the duo have created one of the greatest sporting rivalries in history. Both players have been on top of their game for over a decade. They also were part of two rival clubs - Real Madrid and Barcelona, which allowed the two stars to lock horns multiple times. 


Between them, they have a remarkable 12 Ballons d'Or, 1604 goals, and 75 trophies. The Manchester United forward has won five Ballons d'Or and is currently world football's leading goal scorer with 818 goals for club and country. 


Whereas Paris Saint-Germain’s Messi has won a record seven Ballons d'Or. He has helped Barcelona win numerous trophies, including two trebles and one sextuple. He also led Argentina to the 2021 Copa America trophy.


Recently in a controversial interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo talked about his relationship with Lionel Messi. CR7 expressed that they respect each other as teammates after sharing the stage for 16 years. 


He said,  "Amazing player is magic, top… As a person, we share the stage 16 years, imagine, 16 years. We share. So, I have great relationship with him. I'm not friend of him in terms of, what I mean friend is the guy who was with you in your house, speaking on the phone, no, but it's like a teammate.”

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