Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho comments on Keralite fan's post, follows him on Instagram
Kottakkal: Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho touched the hearts of fans all around the globe with his performances for club and country. Ronaldinho’s falling leaf free-kick against England during the 2002 FIFA World Cup is etched in the memory of fans. Now the Brazilian football star has surprised a young fan from Kerala with a 'falling leaf' like and comment on the youngster’s Instagram post. The World Cup Winner has also started following the Keralite.
Kondotty native Vivek is all excited after getting the response from the great footballer. During the lockdown, Vivek started drawing pictures of footballers and film stars and posted them on Instagram. Last week, he tried drawing a childhood picture of Ronaldinho and posted it along with a video of him drawing the images. He also shared the picture in some Instagram pages which are followed by Ronaldinho.
The post was uploaded on Saturday and Ronaldinho noticed it on Monday. Following this, the star footballer commented 'Thank you for the art my friend' below Vivek’s post and also started following him on Instagram. Vivek said that he is happy to be one of the 363 people whom Ronaldinho follows on Instagram.
When he saw the like and comment on the post, Vivek first thought it might be a prank by his friends. But later he realised that it came from the official account of Ronaldinho and was surprised. Vivek, son of Chengani native Venugopalan and Ranjini, is a first year B Tech student at EKC Engineering College in Manjeri.