EURO 2024: FIFA World Cup Gave A Big Shoutout To Cristiano Ronaldo With A ‘Thala’ Twist

Ahead of the much-awaited clash, FIFA has given a shoutout to Cristiano Ronaldo, who guided Portugal to its first European title in 2016, with a Thala twist.

All eyes are on Cristiano Ronaldo as he is all set to lead Portugal, the 2016 winners in their first game of the ongoing UEFA Euro 2024 against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup Gave A Big Shoutout To Cristiano Ronaldo

Ahead of the much-awaited clash, FIFA has given a shoutout to Cristiano Ronaldo, who guided Portugal to its first European title in 2016. On the eve of Portugal’s Euro opener, FIFA took to their official Instagram handle and shared a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo, however, it was the caption of the post that has garnered the attention of MS Dhoni fans around the world.

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EURO 2024: FIFA World Cup Gave A Big Shoutout To Cristiano Ronaldo With A 'Thala' Twist

Sharing the picture of Ronaldo on their Instagram handle, FIFA World Cup mentioned the legendary cricketer Dhoni in their caption. The caption read: “Thala for a reason.”

Check out the viral post:

EURO 2024: FIFA World Cup Gave A Big Shoutout To Cristiano Ronaldo With A 'Thala' Twist

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the heart and soul of the Indian cricket fans, who fondly call him ‘Thala.”

“Thala for a reason…”

For the unversed, Thala for a reason” stands for “Leader for a reason” in Tamil. The viral ‘Thala for a reason’ trend is synonymous with Dhoni, who donned the No.7 jersey for the Indian cricket team (2004-2019) and his franchise Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

 

EURO 2024: FIFA World Cup Gave A Big Shoutout To Cristiano Ronaldo With A 'Thala' Twist

Dhoni’s love for number 7 is well documented by the army of his fans, who never fail to pay tribute to their favorite cricketer with this trend. Over the last two years, in the wave of the impending retirement rumors of Dhoni’s IPL career, “Thala for a reason” has become a popular trend.

Fans have flooded social media with their posts and heartwarming tributes about the former Indian captain. Multiple brands, including Google, have joined the ‘Thala for a reason” trend by sharing their takes on the viral trend during the IPL season.

Meanwhile, talking about Ronaldo, who also wears a No.7 jersey for Portugal, will be aiming to take Portugal towards a second Euro title.

 

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