Cricket World Cup 2019: Bayern's Thomas Muller backs Virat Kohli's India

Bayern Munich's German star throws support behind title contenders ahead of opening game against South Africa

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Captain Virat Kohli and his Indian team have received support from unlikely quarters: German football star Thomas Muller.

The Bayern Munich forward tweeted a few hours ago a photo of himself wearing the India jersey and holding a cricket bat with a pledge to support Kohli and his teammates at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India face South Africa at Rose Bowl in Southampton in their opening match on Wednesday.

Muller, himself a football World Cup hero when Germany lifted the trophy in Brazil in 2014, is on summer break after Bayern won the Bundesliga title. Rest assured, he will be spending some of his vacation time watching cricket.