The manager of the popular Premier League team, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has often been considered as the best in the business and is considered to be a master tactician when it comes to making plans for the football field. The Spanish manager is a two-time winner of the UEFA Champions League with Barcelona, the club with which he also won laurels as a player.
Ever since Pep arrived at Manchester City in 2016, he has won two majestic Premier League titles, but the club’s desire to win a Champions League title still remains elusive. Despite being one of the greatest managers in football, and being one of teh most intelligent people around in terms of sports, Spaniard himself admits to not ‘understanding cricket at all’.
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Speaking to India skipper Virat Kohli in an Instagram Live session organized by Puma India on Wednesday, Guardiola said, “The rules of cricket are the most difficult, maybe you can explain it to me someday. I come from Catalonia, very few people understand cricket over here. I hear that you can play the game for 3 days in a row and it can still be a draw. I don’t understand all this.”
Kohli promises to give assistance to Guardiola in understanding cricket and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain also promised the Manchester City manager that he will help him in understanding the game when they next get to meet after the end of the pandemic.
Kohli replied, “Yeah, that’s true. The rules in football are a lot easier to understand and that’s why the game is so popular. People who don’t know cricket ask, ‘Why would you play for five days in a row and not win? That’s bizarre’. But don’t worry, when we meet I will surely explain some rules to you.”
Guardiola also went on to acknowledge that he has never been to India and would love to visit the country once the pandemic is over.