As World Cup fever grips soccer fans across the globe, people from all walks of life are excited and cricketers are no exception, as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is ready to root for Germany in the upcoming mega-event.
"This time I am really rooting for them (Germany) because they have got one of the most dangerous sides in the world. Hopefully this will be Germany's year," he told reporters here.
Virat Kohli said Philipp Lahm is his favourite German footballer as he creates most of the opportunities for his team.
"I like Philipp Lahm. I like his work ethic. Probably he is one of those guys who creates most of the space for Germany," said Kohli at the sidelines of a function, organised by Adidas.
Virat Kohli said Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are his two favourite international footballers.
"Christiano Ronaldo is my favourite, as well as Messi because he is also associated with Adidas. It will be great to meet both of them and those are obviously on top of my list," he said.
Kohli said it was a great experience to play with international footballer Didier Drogba during an exhibition match in New Delhi in June last year.
"Yah, it was a great experience to play with him." Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best footballer in Indian team, Kohli said while replied to a query.
He also said the Indian team members follow international football matches with great interest.
"Everyone follows pretty cleanly with a lot of interest. We have foreign coaches who have lot of interest in the English Premier League. Our fielding coach Trevor Penney is very passionate about Liverpool. We make groups and there is a lot of bantering around," he said.