22:25 GMT07 August 2020
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    Scoring from the middle of the pitch? Check. Scoring while standing with your back to the goal? Easy as pie. Scoring a bicycle kick so beautiful that fans of the rival team give you a standing ovation? No problem. It seems nothing is impossible for the Portuguese football superstar. And now he is scaling new heights.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently decided to show that he is man of many talents and would perform just as well on a basketball court as he does on the football pitch. The 35-year-old, who now plays for Italian club Juventus, was filmed kicking a ball into a basketball hoop during a training session. The video was posted on the club's account on Twitter.

    ​Ronaldo's basketball talent drove netizens crazy with the post receiving almost 20,000 likes.

    ​Some social media users said that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner outclassed one of the best players in basketball history.

    ​Others joked that with his superb ball control Ronaldo could be successful outside of sports, even in cooking.

    ​Some netizens, however, doubted the veracity of the video.

    ​Still others imagined how fans of other football superstar Lionel Messi would react to this video.

    ​Life in Italy, which once was the worst hit country by the coronavirus outbreak in terms of numbers of cases and death toll, is gradually returning to normal with pools and gyms being reopened. Football clubs have been allowed to conduct team trainings and according to media reports Serie A may resume as early as 13 June.

    Lionel Messi, Juventus, Serie A, Cristiano Ronaldo
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