Argentina WC champions: Sachin congratulates Messi – Lionel Messi’s career achieved it’s crowning moment as Argentina were crowned World Champions on Sunday.…
Argentina WC champions: Sachin congratulates Messi – Lionel Messi’s career achieved it’s crowning moment as Argentina were crowned World Champions on Sunday. After a 36-year wait, Messi added the only trophy left in his armoury in potentially his last World Cup campaign. The 35-year-old cemented his legacy as one of the greatest to have ever played the game, drawing parallels to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. The Indian cricket legend had also won the World Cup in his final throw at the dice in 2011. Follow FIFA World Cup updates on Insidesport.IN
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Former India superstar Sachin Tendulkar was one of the first to send his wishes across after Argentina were crowned champions on Sunday. Lionel Messi scored a brace and then converted his penalty as La Albiceleste ended their 36-year wait for the World Cup title. It is Messi’s first ever World Cup, coming in potentially his final campaign at the biggest stage.
Many congratulations to Argentina on doing this for Messi! Wonderful comeback from the way they started the campaign.
Special mention to Martinez for the spectacular save towards the end of extra time. That was a clear indication to me that Argentina would clinch this. pic.twitter.com/KoXOTl1fSE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 18, 2022
Messi’s success mirrored that of Sachin Tendulkar, who won the World Cup in his final attempt in 2011. Incidentally, both Sachin and Messi had lost the World Cup final eight years before their eventual victories. Sachin won the trophy after five unsuccessful attempts. Messi had four tries before winning the title in Qatar.
The duo played instrumental roles in their team’s run to the final, with a player-of-the-match performance in the semis. With the No.10 on his back, Sachin scored a glorious 85 to lead India to win over Pakistan in the semifinal. For Argentina, their little magician from Rosaria put in a fine performance to dump out Croatia in the final four.
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