Popular streamer and content creator, iShowSpeed, met former Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović in Milan, Italy on Sunday.

iShowSpeed, better known as Speed, is a known fan of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and cricketer Virat Kohli. Whenever he gets a chance, he leaves no chance to promote these two stars.

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American streamer Speed, whose real name is Darren Jason Watkins Jr., has been touring Europe during the ongoing Euro 2024 tournament. During his time in Italy, he got the chance to do an interview with iconic player Zlatan.

The two got into conversation during a car ride, which was streamed live on his channel, when the conversation turned to cricket and then Virat Kohli.

Did Zlatan Ibrahimovic know about Virat Kohli?

Speed ​​​​had asked Zlatan: “Do you know Virat Kohli?”, to which the footballer did not understand and replied in the negative: “Do I know who?”

Despite Speed’s attempts to tell him that he was an Indian cricketer and even when he showed Zlatan a picture of Virat Kohli, he seemed unaware of the existence of such a person.

Zlatan replied: “I don’t want to be rude, but I’ve never seen cricket in my life.” And then he asked: “Is he a big player?”

To which Speed ​​replied, “He’s the GOAT, he’s the GOAT!” and attempted to reprimand the football player by telling him that. “You’ve got to learn the different GOATs in different aspects, man!”

At the end of the video, Zlatan says he hasn’t been interested in cricket until now: “That’s not on my radar, cricket.”

Did legendary Brazilian footballer Ronaldo Nazario recognize Virat Kohli?

It is a well-known fact that even Zlatan has admitted that Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario was his idol growing up. Well, Speed ​​had also met the Brazilian earlier this year.

Unlike Zlatan, his idol Ronaldo, despite some hesitation, recognised Indian cricketer Virat Kohli from his photo.

Is this the first time that an athlete from another sport has failed to identify a cricket player?

Absolutely not! In 2014, tennis legend Maria Sharapova had also failed to recognise cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and her response, “I don’t know who Sachin Tendulkar is,” had angered many Indian fans.

However, the legend himself tempered the anger in an interview with NDTV, saying:

“When I was in England, I got messages that Sharapova didn’t know me. I believe that not every athlete needs to know and follow all other sports. If someone asks me about basketball, I can’t answer, but that doesn’t mean I’m disrespectful to them. Maybe she doesn’t follow cricket, so it wasn’t disrespectful.”