Bayern Munich’s tweet goes viral as netizens compare footballer Manuel Neuer to Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the iconic cricketer from India, has found himself a notable admirer in the world of football, particularly from German powerhouse Bayern Munich. The football club recently made waves on social media by comparing Kohli to their legendary goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer.

Kohli, known for his exceptional batting prowess and leadership skills, has been a standout performer for the Indian cricket team since his debut in 2008. With a massive global fan following, Kohli is revered not only for his cricketing abilities but also for his remarkable fitness and enduring career.


Bayern Munich, on the other hand, boasts a rich history of success, with Manuel Neuer playing a pivotal role in their achievements since joining the club in 2011. Neuer, regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, has secured an impressive haul of 28 trophies with Bayern, including eleven Bundesliga titles and two UEFA Champions League titles in 2013 and 2020.

The comparison between Kohli and Neuer arose when a fan on social media platform X asked Bayern Munich to name two athletes from different sports who are cross-sports equivalents to each other. In response, Bayern likened Kohli to Neuer, highlighting the parallelism in their sporting excellence and impact in their respective domains.

The viral reply from Bayern Munich has sparked conversations among sports enthusiasts, showcasing the transcendent nature of sporting greatness and the admiration it evokes across different disciplines.