Kohli As Iron Man, Faf Du Plessis As Captain America: Fan Compares Cricketers To Avengers
Fans of cricket and Marvel comics recently went into a frenzy when one cricket fan took to Twitter to compare some of the world’s best cricketers to famous characters from the Avengers universe. Calling Virat Kohli ‘Iron Man’ and Faf du Plessis ‘Captain America’, the fan’s Tweet quickly went viral and even caught the attention of the cricketers themselves.
Kohli, who is the captain of Indian cricket team and considered one of the finest batsmen in the world, was described by the fan as having “superhuman abilities” like Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Currently ranked number one in world rankings in both ODI and Test cricket formats, Kohli is known for his aggressive style of play and is often compared to cricketing legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.
Faf du Plessis, the South African cricketer and former captain of the national team, was compared to ‘Captain America’. The fan cited du Plessis’ leadership qualities, his ability to motivate his team and his never-say-die attitude as some of the reasons behind the comparison.
Other cricketers were also compared to the Avengers team, with Australian captain Aaron Finch being compared to Thor and England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes being compared to Hawkeye. The fan’s comparisons quickly caught the attention of fans of both cricket and Marvel comics, with many debating the accuracy of the comparisons and coming up with their own versions.
The comparison serves to highlight the popularity of both cricket and Marvel movies in India, where cricket is often referred to as a religion. The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has only added to the popularity of the sport in the country, with players such as Kohli and MS Dhoni achieving near-endless celebrity status.
While the comparisons may be fun for fans, it also adds to the pressure on the cricketers to perform at their very best, both on and off the field. The comparisons also give a glimpse into the way that talented fans can merge their hobbies and interests, creating unique content that combines two seemingly disparate worlds.
Overall, it is clear that the love for cricket and pop culture continues to grow, with fans constantly finding new and engaging ways to express their passion for both. Whether it’s through memes, fan fiction or creative comparisons like this one, fans are showcasing just how deep their appreciation for their favourite cricketers and fictional characters goes.