Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli pledged his support for the German football team in a tweet on June 9, a day before the coveted Euro 2016 kicked off.
“Excited for #Euro16. I’m all in with Die Mannschaft (Germany) for the Euros! Which team are you supporting? #FirstNeverFollows (sic),” Kohli tweeted.
To our delight, German and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos responded, saying, “Beautiful shirt and great number choice @imVkohli! Awesome! Going to send you a gift?? #FirstNeverFollows (sic).”
Turns out, Nelson Mandela was right when he said sports have a way of uniting people in a way that little else does. Here’s hoping we get to see what Kroos’ gift to Kohli will be.
Euro Cup 2016 kicked off on June 10 with hosts France beating Romania in the opener. Kohli’s favourite team, Germany, too is on a roll — Ukraine’s spirited but ultimately vain attempt to hold off the German steamroller in the opening Euro 2016 Group C game ended 2-0.