WATCH: Roger Federer plays front foot defence that will make Virat Kohli proud

Roger Federer follows cricket and was seen supporting India during Cricket World Cup 2015.

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Tennis star Roger Federer surprised everyone when he played a cricket shot during ongoing Wimbledon championship on Monday. 2-0 up in the first set, Federer was seen chilling in the middle against his opponent Adrian Mannarino. 

While doing so Federer conceded a point. Wimbledon's official Twitter account shared the video and tagged international cricket body, ICC, and asked about the shot.

Tennis legend was seen pictured with the Indian cricket team jersey during Cricket World Cup 2015. However, the picture had made his Pakistani fans uncomfortable.

After the incident, he had clarified, “It wasn’t the idea [to upset Pakistani fans]. It was more of a Nike thing to be quite honest. It was a Nike campaign they had because I met some of the Indian players and I had just spent some time in India so they presented the shirt to me,

“I support South Africa, and everybody knows that. The idea wasn’t to spark any fire there. So I’m sorry that it did.”


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 10 Jul, 2018

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