- Nasima Akter
5 Footballers Friends with Cricketers
There are many well-known friendships and rivalries within the soccer community. There are also soccer players that are friends with some famous people. What some may not know is that there are football players who are friends with cricket players. Cricket is a sport that’s not popular everywhere, but it is the top sport for some. There are also plenty of star cricket players. Here are some famous footballers that are friends with some star cricket players:
Harry Kane - Virat Kohli
Harry Kane is the England Football Team's captain and a famous footballer known to be friends with some popular cricket players. One of the most prominent cricket players that Kane is friends with is Virat Kohli. Kohli is the captain of the Indian national team and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batters of all time in international cricket.
In one interview, Kane opened up on his friendship with Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and revealed that he supports the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kane and Kohli often interact on social media. The two also have a few photographs together. Additionally, there were times that Kohli wished the Englishman well.
Marcus Rashford - Jofra Archer
Marcus Rashford is one of the most talented wingers in England and is considered a sporting icon. Many English football and cricket players are friends with each other, and Rashford is no different. Rashford is friends with Jofra Archer. Archer is a right-arm fast bowler who represents England and Sussex. In 2021, the duo’s bromance was on display when Rashford was quizzed about his favourite cricketer, and he did not shy away from mentioning Archer.
Gareth Bale - Virat Kohli
One of the lesser-known footballer and cricketer friendships is the one between Gareth Bale and Virat Kohli. Gareth Bale is a former Welsh professional footballer regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time. A couple of years ago, both wished each other for doing well in their respective games. Reports say that the duo also co-owns a business.
Frank Lampard - Kevin Pietersen
Frank James Lampard OBE is an English professional football manager and a former player known for being one of Chelsea’s greatest-ever players, and one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. Kevin Pietersen, meanwhile, is a former England international cricket player who played as a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler. He played in all three formats for England between 2005 and 2014.
Kevin Pietersen is a vocal supporter of the English Premier League. He often tweets his opinions on the tournament. Pietersen is also a Chelsea fan and has attended many games to show his support. After leaving Chelsea, Lampard played for a year at Manchester City. The English batsman also enjoys a good relationship with other English players like John Terry and Ashley Cole.
Sunil Chhetri - Virat Kohli
Sunil Chhetri and Virat Kohli’s friendship is one of the most popular footballers' and cricketers' friendships in the sports community. Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer and captain of the Indian Super League club Bengaluru and the Indian national team.
The two have shared a close friendship over the years. Apart from each other wishing well on social media, the duo also hangs out a lot. Recently, it was reported that the star Indian batter said on his birthday that he is grateful for the friendship they share.