A 12-year-old boy from Malappuram, Kerala certainly has the making to be a future Indian football star after a video of him recreating the Lionel Messi free-kick went viral social media.
Lionel Messi, who is the greatest footballer in history, is known for his penchant of scoring free-kick goals and has scored more than 50 goals from free-kicks.
The Kerala youngster could be seen emulating his idol as he stands over the ball before sizing his target and scoring an immaculate top corner finish.
According to Hindustantimes , First shared on Facebook page All Kerala Sevens Football Association, the video is now being shared by many across different platforms. And, people can’t stop drawing a connection between the kicking style of the kid and Messi.
In the video, the boy takes an aim towards a ring hanging from a goalpost and is seen wearing a jersey of Argentina with star Lionel Messi’s name written on it.
He then proceeds to kick the ball that curls into the hoop. The boy then places his hand on the hips, just the way Messi stands and settles his hair.
Watch the video here:
According to Manorama Online, the boy’s name is Mishal Aboulais, a seventh standard student of Kattumunda Government UP School. Mishal was encouraged by his brother Wajid to pick up the sport and has been getting coaching for the past four years. The video itself was shot by Wajid.
Twitter People liked young boy ‘s talent
??Superb— Perviz Hamza (@pervizhamza) May 3, 2020
Brilliant— Hathi (@jigri) May 3, 2020
Awesome, India has lots of row talent if polished properly than wonders will take place definitely— Balu Choudhary (@BaluChoudhary12) May 4, 2020
Wow— Yung John (@atiye_sneh) May 6, 2020
He did it— Phemy (@Phemy78894988) May 6, 2020
The spitting and hair fixing part tho???— BANASCOE (@maxplange) May 4, 2020
Pure talent.. ?— B.N (@BN34772728) May 3, 2020
U deserve this champ??? pic.twitter.com/ylaU3h5IYW— Shuaib Gahlot (@ShobiGlt) May 4, 2020
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