"For me, Cristiano is above everyone else. His commitment and work ethic is unmatched. He wants it that bad - you can see it every game. I support every club at which he plays. He inspires me," Kohli told FIFA.
Ronaldo and Messi
Kohli picks Ronaldo ahead of Messi
Over the years, fans have voraciously debated who is the GOAT, CR7 or Messi.
This debate will always continue till the time they keep on plying their trades.
When Kohli was asked to pick one out of the two greats, the celebrated cricketer picked Ronaldo.
Kohli feels Ronaldo is a complete player and took on more challenges.
He's the most complete player: Kohli on Ronaldo
"In my opinion Ronaldo has taken on more challenges and succeeded at all of them. He's the most complete player I have seen and his work ethic is unmatched. He inspires people. I don't think many people do that. He's also a leader," said Kohli.
Ronaldo has been a major success
Ronaldo has won 27 career trophies across clubs.
He has won the Champions League on five occasions.
The Portuguese will be aiming to win a maiden one with Juve in the upcoming season and a sixth overall. His influence in the UCL is unmatched.
He delivered the goods on a consistent basis for Real.
In international football, Ronaldo won two major trophies with Portugal.