Lionel Messi, probably the greatest footballer of all time, took control of the sports world as he led Argentina to victory in the FIFA World Cup final against France and won the tournament on penalties. Messi is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time. Following the victory that Messi and Argentina achieved, celebrations broke out not only in Argentina but also in every other part of the world. Even in India, people celebrated Argentina’s third World Cup victory in a lavish manner. This was because Argentina won the tournament for the third time. While it’s not hard to deny that Lionel Messi has a sizeable fanbase in India, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner also did his part for the country’s cricket community by presenting Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), with a signed jersey. Messi did this to show his appreciation for Shah’s work. Pragyan Ojha, who is the representative of the Indian Cricketers’ Association on the Governing Council, recently posted a picture on Instagram of himself and Jay Shah holding a Messi jersey that had been signed by the player.
In the picture, Pragyan Ojha said, “#GOAT sends his best wishes and an autographed match jersey for jay bhai! What an admirable display of modesty. If all goes well, I should be able to get one for myself very soon.
Messi, who had nearly won everything that his profession has to offer, was missing only a trophy from the FIFA World Cup to complete his resume. Messi won the title in 2014.
The Argentine player, who was participating in his fifth FIFA World Cup, led La Albiceleste to victory in Qatar by scoring seven goals and providing three assists. This was the player’s fifth World Cup.
Messi was not only voted the player of the tournament, but he was also awarded the Golden Ball, making this the second time in his career that he has won the award.
Messi was magnificent on the night of the final, as he not only scored twice for Argentina but also converted his penalty kick in the shootout after Kylian Mbappe’s hat trick forced the match to go into extra time. Argentina ended up winning the contest.