Team India batter Shubman Gill has taken an indirect dig at Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat France to win the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. It was a fairytale finish for Messi, winning the most prized possession in football.
In a thrilling contest that saw France comeback from behind to level at 3-3 in extra time, La Albiceleste clinched the summit clash 4-2 in the penalty shootout, thanks to their goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez’s heroics.
Shubman Gill took to Instagram to shower love for the Argentine captain. He and his teammate Kuldeep Yadav bowed in front of the television set with Messi’s picture on it. Gill also took a sly dig at Ronaldo by using the Portuguese’s celebratory catchphrase ‘siuu’ in the caption, which read:
“The GREATEST of all time @leomessi SIIIIIIUUUUUUU.”
The GREATEST of all time Leo Messi
— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) December 18, 2022
Lionel Messi scored two goals in the game while also converting his shootout penalty to complete his trophy cabinet with the World Cup title. The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward also won the Golden Ball, finishing the edition with seven goals and three assists.
Ronaldo’s Portugal, meanwhile, crashed out of the FIFA World Cup after losing 1-0 to Morocco in the quarter-finals. He had a below-par campaign, scoring only one goal. Ronaldo was also benched in Portugal’s two knockout games and came on as a substitute but failed to make any significant impact against Morocco.
Shubman Gill registers his maiden hundred in 1st Test vs Bangladesh
Shubman Gill was last seen in action during the first Test against Bangladesh, which India won by 188 runs in Chattogram. He made full use of Rohit Sharma’s absence, scoring a valiant hundred in the second innings.
He is likely to retain his berth in the playing XI for the second Test with Rohit likely to miss the second Test as well. The second Test between India and England is scheduled to take place in Dhaka, starting on December 22.