World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli shows football skills to legend David Beckham, former England footballer passes back the ball

In a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle, the Wankhede Stadium witnessed a convergence of sporting legends as Sachin Tendulkar, David Beckham, and Virat Kohli shared a momentous occasion ahead of the IND vs NZ World Cup semi-final clash. The crowd had the privilege of seeing three icons under the same roof, creating an unforgettable memory.

A viral image captured the essence of this historic meeting, with Virat Kohli showcasing his football skills to the delight of the crowd. Passing the ball to former England footballer David Beckham, Kohli added a touch of flair to the pre-match atmosphere. This unexpected display of camaraderie between cricket and football legends added an extra layer of excitement to the highly anticipated semi-final showdown.


Beckham, not only a football maestro but also a cricket enthusiast, was seen engaging with Indian players, sharing moments of conversation and handshakes with the likes of Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan. The camaraderie displayed between these sporting legends transcended the boundaries of their respective disciplines, uniting fans in celebration.

This encounter marked a unique instance where two sporting worlds collided, with Kohli’s passion for football meeting Beckham’s fondness for cricket. While Kohli has been vocal about his love for football and even owns shares in the FC Goa club in the Indian Super League (ISL), Beckham, in his first cricket match attendance in India, showcased his appreciation for the gentlemen’s game. The image of these legends converging will undoubtedly remain etched in the memories of fans, symbolizing the universal language of sportsmanship.