For Ayushmann Khurrana, Sachin Tendulkar comes above Lionel Messi
Some of the social media users also got engaged in a debate over who among Tendulkar and Messi deserves to be the actual “God”.
Updated - Feb 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Comparing athletes from different sporting disciplines is not an ideal thing to do but it also becomes inevitable in the days of globalisation. We have seen people talking about India captain Virat Kohli and Portugal football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the same breath, thanks to their international fitness levels. And now, a new comparison has surfaced and the personalities in focus this time are Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar and Argentine footballer Lionel Messi.
Even though there is not much connection between the Indian and Argentine star apart from the fact that Tendulkar played and Messi still plays donning the No.10 jersey, still their comparison became unavoidable, thanks to Bollywood actor-singer Ayushmann Khurana.
It so happened that a Twitter handle by the name of ‘God’ applauded Messi after the Barcelona player scored a hat-trick against Sevilla in La Liga – his 50th in the career. It was natural for the player’s fans to celebrate the occasion in a special way and ‘God’, with over 5.7 million followers, did just that asking the Argentine to take over from him.
I'm leaving. Messi, take over.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 23, 2019
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) February 24, 2019
For an Indian, none but Tendulkar is the ‘God’
Khurrana though was not convinced. As somebody from India where ‘God’ is only replaceable with the legendary Tendulkar, the 34-year-old ‘Badhaai Ho’ star replied to the tweet by ‘God’ saying “Sachin*”. His tweet also got a fair response. Some of the social media users also got engaged in a debate over who among Tendulkar and Messi deserves to be the actual “God” for some said football has a much bigger base than cricket and hence the Argentine star was rightly called the “God”. To this, the Indian users said for them, it’s the former cricketer who is ‘God’ for them.
Tendulkar has 100 international hundreds that he scored in his 24-year career that spanned between 1989 and 2013. Messi, on the other hand, has scored 32 of his 50 hat-tricks in Spanish La Liga and is yet two short of his rival Ronaldo’s 34. This year, though, Messi has already scored three hat-tricks while Ronaldo is yet to score his first.