Football-crazy cricketers hail Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal on their historic Euro 2016 win
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12 years ago, Portugal faced Greece in the final of Euro 2004 and lost in a heartbreaking manner. Cristiano Ronaldo, then a 19-year old player, could not hide his disappointment and cried on the field. He was already being touted as a future great by that time. In last 12 years, he has lived up to that reputation and went on to become one of world s greatest. ALSO READ: Jos Buttler compares AB-Kohli to Ronaldo-Messi, while David Warner calls them World s Best .

Then came Euro 2016, and this time around, Ronaldo was captaining his side. The pressure of expectations from across the globe was virtually insurmountable. He somehow led his side to the finals and then it all came down to that one final meeting, which would determine whether he becomes part of history or not.

And when the night came, we witnessed an anticlimax as Ronaldo was forced out of the match due to an injury, leaving his dream and his side high and dry. However, his team rose to the occasion and won the match and the prestigious trophy for their captain. One of the most watched spectacles across the globe, the Euro final was also seen live by many football and Ronaldo-crazy cricketers. We bring to you the best of the feeds from social media from cricketers hailing Ronaldo s and Portugal s achievement here:

Portugal…!!!! All the way from Lusignan golf club. #Guyana #euro2016 #Zouks #cplt20

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