Cricketers and their love of football is an established phenomenon, and it was on display again when the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup final between France and Argentina. Cricketers from all over were spotted supporting their favorite team and enjoying the thrilling match.
Lionel MessiArgentina defeated France 4–2 in a penalty shootout, ending the nation’s 36-year wait for their third FIFA World Cup title at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium. Both sides scored two goals each and the match went into extra time. Messi then struck in the 108th minute before Mbappé equalized in the 118th minute as the game was still on the line with the score tied at 3–3. Finally, the game’s fate was sealed by a penalty shootout in which Argentina defeated France.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
Argentina captain Messi, who scored two of the team’s three goals in the final, won the ‘Golden Ball’ as Player of the Tournament. After the exciting encounter, the cricketers shared their reactions on social media platforms.
Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Argentina and praised their captain Messi along with goalkeeper Martinez.
“Congratulations to Argentina for 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. To me that was a clear indication that Argentina could do this to win. wrote Tendulkar on Twitter.
Congratulations to Argentina for 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 to me was a clear indication that Argentina would take this. pic.twitter.com/KoXOTl1fSE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 18, 2022
Former all-rounder in India Yuvraj Singh reminisced about Team India’s victory at the 2011 World Cup while congratulating Messi and his team. He wrote: “Incredible football game! Hard to put into words what it means for #messi, and Argentina brought me back to my memory when a special bunch of guys did it for No. 10!! #2011 Congratulations to all Argentina fans out there #FIFAWorldCupFinal @KMBappe.”
Incredible football game! Difficult to put into words what it means #messi and Argentina 🇦🇷 took me back to memory lane when a special bunch of guys did it for No. 10!! #2011 🇮🇳 Congratulations to all Argentina fans out there 👏 #FIFAWorldCupFinale @KMBappe 🙌🏼
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 18, 2022
This is how others reacted:
PHENOMENAL VICTORY! Well deserved 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/6hHrXIDUd2
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) December 18, 2022
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) December 18, 2022
What an incredible game! #Argentina You are the #FIFA world cup champions. #Messi against #Mbappe was the highlight. Messi is the undisputed GOAT of his generation. Like Pele, Maradona before him ♥️ pic.twitter.com/GRqOSXcQHD
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 18, 2022
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) December 18, 2022
What a great World Cup final. Feel for Mbappé – scoring a hat-trick in a World Cup final and finishing on the losing side. Congratulations to Lionel Messi and Argentina on an incredible victory, the first in 36 years, a fitting tribute to the great Maradonna. #FIFA world cup pic.twitter.com/oJZtnNhNga
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 18, 2022
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 18, 2022
One of the best World Cup matches of all time. Mbappé was excellent for France, but it was meant to be Lionel Messi’s crowning moment. Congratulations Argentina on becoming the #FIFA world cup champions.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 18, 2022
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) December 19, 2022
I can’t remember when I had goosebumps watching another sport…. But this final was great.
I loved it
— DK (@DineshKarthik) December 18, 2022
What a match! One of the best if not the best football game I’ve ever seen! Congratulations Argentina and Messi.. simply amazing 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Fpn0yJDkwm
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) December 18, 2022
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) December 18, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 18, 2022
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) December 18, 2022
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) December 18, 2022
The GREATEST of all time Leo Messi
— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) December 18, 2022
What a sensational final.
Probably the best.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 18, 2022
#Sachin #Tendulkar #Yuvraj #Singh #Cricket #Brotherhood #reacts #Argentia #led #Lionel #Messi #win #FIFA