Smriti Mandhana Picks Cristiano Ronaldo Over Lionel Messi as Her Favourite Footballer, See Her Instagram Story
Cristiano Ronaldo, Smriti Mandhana and Lionel Messi (Photo Credits: Getty Images/ IANS)

Indian eve’s opener Smriti Mandhana has finally revealed whom she preferred as her favourite football player between Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. She disclosed who it was during a Question/Answer session with her fans on Instagram.  The southpaw, who has a following of almost 1.5 million, received a lot of questions during her Q&A session on Wednesday (November 13). And, the 23-year old cricketer was quite clear about her choice -- Cristiano Ronaldo. Smriti Mandhana’s Photoshopped Image Sends Twitter Into Frenzy, Netizens Question Society’s Beauty Double Standards.

Cricket and football are two of the most popular sports in the world. Fans have also seen cricketers playing and following football quite closely. On many occasions, players like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were asked about their favourite football player. Generally, the answer is almost always Ronaldo or Messi.

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Smriti Mandhana Instagram Story (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two juggernauts of the game and have been dominating football for the last 15 years. The debate of who is better between the two contemporaries has also been going on for a long time and doesn’t look like it's ending anytime soon.

Talking about Mandhana, the opener is currently participating in the five-match T20I series between India and West Indies in which the Women in blue have taken a 2-0 lead. She was also the part of the Indian eve squad, which thrashed West Indies in the three-match ODI series at home. The southpaw was also in great touch during the series as he scored a match-winning 74 in the last ODI and in the process became the fastest Indian and third fastest overall to reach 3000 ODI runs in Women cricket.