Rohit Sharma congratulates Iker Casillas for a 'glorious career'

Updated: 05 August, 2020 13:38 IST | ANI | New Delhi

Earlier in the day, the former goalkeeper announced his retirement from professional football. The 39-year-old Spaniard who was with the Porto made the announced through social media

Rohit Sharma and Iker Casilla (Pic courrtesy/Rohit Sharma's Twitter account)
Rohit Sharma and Iker Casilla (Pic courrtesy/Rohit Sharma's Twitter account)

Indian Opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Tuesday congratulated former Real Madrid player Iker Casillas for the goalkeeper's 'glorious career'.

Earlier in the day, the former goalkeeper announced his retirement from professional football. The 39-year-old Spaniard who was with the Porto made the announced through social media.

The La Liga brand ambassador Rohit said that the goalkeeper has inspired countless young players.

"Congratulations on a glorious career, San Iker! You've made your mark in @LaLigaEN's history and inspired countless young players Clapping hands sign #Grac1as, @IkerCasillas," Rohit tweeted.

Casillas played 725 matches for Real Madrid during 16 seasons in which he won 19 titles including five Spanish Leagues and three European Cups.

In Portugal, with Porto, he won 2 Portuguese Leagues and 1 Supercup. And he has been capped by Spain 167 times, where he won a World Cup, two European Cups and an Under-20 World Cup.

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First Published: 05 August, 2020 12:56 IST

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