'An inspiration': Ronaldo has kickaround with Kazakh boy born without legs – as Khabib hails him for being 'best in the world'
Khabib Nurmagomedov praised his friend Cristiano Ronaldo after the Juventus star took the time to enjoy a kickaround with Kazakh youngster Ali Turganbekov, who was born without legs, RT reports.
The UFC lightweight champ himself recently met Ali on a trip to Kazakhstan, playing football with him and fulfilling what the youngster said was a “dream.”
This weekend it was the turn of footballing megastar Ronaldo, who is currently on a winter break in the Emirates.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, along with son Cristiano Jr, caught up with football-mad Ali for a game of keep-ups, knocking the ball to him while Ali showed off his skills by heading it back.
UFC lightweight champ Khabib – a friend of Ronaldo’s – wrote “legend” in the comments section, while he also shared the footage on his own Instagram page with the message: “That’s why you [are] the best in the world.
“Thank you so much @cristiano. You make my brother happy @ali_amir_happy.”