On December 18, Argentina defeated France in a thrilling final at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar to win the FIFA World Cup. After 120 minutes of play finished with a 3-3 tie between the two sides, Argentina won on penalties, and team leader Lionel Messi finally ended a lengthy wait by winning the World Cup. Messi, who is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport, just lacked one major trophy with his country and clubs on his astounding list of significant victories.
Fans screamed wildly as Messi raised the trophy in Qatar, and even in India, football fans were jubilant that the Argentinian great had finally won the championship. Messi has a huge fan base all over the world, including in India. On Tuesday, the star forward did something special for Ziva Singh Dhoni, the daughter of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the legendary former cricket captain of India.
Ziva received a signed shirt from Messi with the caption, “Para Ziva (For Ziva),” and she shared a photo of herself wearing the jersey on Instagram.
The post was captioned, “Like father, like daughter.”
Since the championship game, Messi has been relishing his time away from the field. But he is attending to his supporters and fans. A signed jersey from Messi was handed to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, according to information provided a few days ago by former India spinner Pragyan Ojha.
It had already been announced that Messi would rejoin Paris Saint-Germain in the first week of January. Messi, who is 35 years old, won’t be playing for PSG against Strasbourg at home on Wednesday or against Lens on Sunday.
On the other hand, The former captain of India has cut ties with social media and hasn’t tweeted about the unique jersey Messi gave him. He is taking a vacation from the sport and will return to the field in the IPL in 2023.