Bhubaneswar: Amid celebrations worldwide for Lionel Messi’s achievement at Qatar Football World Cup 2022, Congress MP Abdul Khaleque claimed that the Argentinian football legend was born in Assam.
“#Messi Congratulations from the core of heart. We are proud of you for your Assam connection @TeamMessi,” Khaleque tweeted today.
When asked by a user about Messi’s Assam connection, the Lok Sabha member replied, “Yes, he was born in Assam.”
Abdul Khaleque, who represent the Barpeta Lok Sabha Constituency in Assam, deleted the tweet later.
Messi captured everyone’s eyes with his stunning performance at FIFA World Cup as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties to win the final in dramatic manner in Qatar on Sunday. In a thrilling summit clash, which went into penalties, Messi scored twice but it was Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick that kept France in the match.