new Delhi. Sunday, December 18 was a very special day for Lionel Messi. 35-year-old footballer Lionel Messi was playing his 5th and final FIFA World Cup. He left here as a champion. In the final played in Qatar, Argentina defeated France (Argentina vs France) 4-2 in the shootout. Messi had said as soon as he reached Qatar that he would retire after the World Cup. In such a situation, his fans were hoping that he would bid farewell after winning the title and the same happened. However, he was given a tough fight by the defending champions, France. He is compared to former cricketer and Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar on many issues. Sachin also considers Messi as his own. In such a situation, let us tell you what are the 5 big similarities between the two different giants of the game…
1.Sachin Tendulkar played 6 World Cups in his career. From 1992 till 2011. He won the only title during this period in 2011. That is, in his last World Cup. On the other hand, this was Lionel Messi’s 5th World Cup and he will retire after that. He also won the title in his last tournament like Sachin.
2.Sachin He was always compared to West Indies veteran batsman Brian Lara. Lara made many big records. Like he is the only batsman in the world to score 400 runs in Test cricket, but he could not win the World Cup title. On the other hand, Messi is compared to Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Now even Ronaldo will not be able to win the World Cup. Looking at the age, his career is also going to end. On the other hand, Messi has included himself in the list of legendary players by winning the World Cup.
3.Sachin Played an important role in winning the team by scoring half-centuries against Australia in the quarter-finals of the 2011 ODI World Cup and against Pakistan in the semi-finals. On the other hand, talking about Messi, he scored a goal in fulltime against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. And also scored a goal in the penalty shootout. In the semi-finals too, he scored a goal and made an assist against Croatia. Messi scored a total of 3 goals in the final. It also includes one goal of the shootout.
4. Sachin Tendulkar had lost a final before winning the ODI World Cup title in 2011. In the 2003 title match, Australia defeated Team India. At the same time, Lionel Messi was also playing the second final. In 2014, the team led by Messi was defeated by Germany in extra time. Now after defeating France, Argentina’s team became the champion.
5. Team India Had to wait a long time to win the ODI World Cup. After 1983, this could happen in 2011 and Sachin was a part of that team. That is, after 28 years the team became the champion again. At the same time, the Argentine team could not win the Football World Cup title for a long time. He won the last title in 1986. That is, after 36 years he has got a title. Not only this, both Sachin and Messi wear jersey number 10.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 18, 2022, 18:03 IST