The Pakistani cricket team managed to draw the 3-match T20I series by 1-1 after defeating England in the final T20I match which was played at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Greater Manchester, England. Batting first, the visitors put up a huge total of 190/4 on the scoreboard with the help of some brilliant innings of Mohammad Hafeez (86 not out) and Haider Ali (54). The hosts tried their level best to chase the target of 191 but fell short by 5 runs and the England team was able to score only 185 runs for 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Moeen Ali was the top scorer for England as he scored 61 runs for which he played 33 deliveries. Mohammed Hafeez not only won the Man of the Match award but he also emerged as the Man of the Series.
However, this match will also be remembered for one more incident which happened outside the stadium as spectators are not allowed inside the stadium. There was a Pakistani fan who was playing dhol outside the stadium but what made him stand apart was that he looked very similar to the professional footballer Lionel Messi. The doppelganger was wearing Pakistan’s jersey and playing dhol in a very energetic manner.
Check out the pic:
Twitterati soon got into action after this image went viral and started wondering over the man’s strikingly similar features with that of Lionel Messi:
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) September 1, 2020
Messi supporting pakistan by playing dhol………… pic.twitter.com/nBSH9JaQl5
— Ammad (@Asham0485) September 1, 2020
Lionel Messi hoga bara star Football ka, lekin Pakistan Cricket Team ko support karne keliye ground ke bahir Dhol baja raha hai.
— 30 Beat Khan (@Hoo_Carez) September 1, 2020
Ye messi dhol le k stadium main kyon goum raha hai 😂 pic.twitter.com/o3iCxDqohs
— Ahmed (@Naeemahmed444) September 1, 2020
— Zoya(Maan bhai ka B.D🎂) (@Zoee0007) September 2, 2020
For a moment i thought messi dhol baja raha 😭😂😭😂😭
— Fiza (@fizaabrar05) September 1, 2020
— Hoorain (@itx_hoorain04) September 1, 2020
Am I the only one who thinks that this “DHOL WALA” resembles with Messi??
If you think the same than Rtweet. pic.twitter.com/2oLSJyduKB
— Amna Khan🌐 (@amnakhani123) September 1, 2020
Looks like a hybrid of pirlo and messi
— Ali Tariq Mirza (@AliTMirza) September 1, 2020
Lionel Messi has been in news for quite some time as he is quitting from Barcelona, the club with which he was associated for almost 20 years. As per the reports, the star footballer has now signed a 5-year deal worth £623million for joining the Manchester City. With this deal, the footballer has become the highest paid athlete in the history of the game.
Though a close look revealed that the person playing the dhol is not Messi, tell us frankly whether you got confused initially?