Argentinian star Lionel Messi‘s shocking retirement from international football following his team’s defeat in the Copa America final against Chile took everyone by surprise.
As soon as the news reached cricket fans and followers they took their Twitter accounts to take a dig at Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi. The star cricketer from Pakistan had previously retired from international cricket only to return a couple of times. Many argued for Messi to make a return just like Afridi has in the past.
Twitterati trolled Afridi for his previous retirements, and also questioned him on when he will eventually retire. Although the 36-year-old has retired from Tests and ODIs, he is still an active player in the T20 format.
Fans across the world urged Messi to take an inspiration from Afridi and make a comeback to the international circuit.
Here are some of the funniest tweets on Messi and Afridi:
Really hope #Messi idolizes Afridi in respect of retirements
— Iyeronical (@LosingMotion) June 27, 2016
— Hemant Abhishek (@hemant10) June 27, 2016
This is Shahid Afridi.
He retires every year.
Comes out of every retirement.
Be like Shahid Afridi. pic.twitter.com/rQHOVeWZrD
— SHERLOCKED (@Legen_dary___) June 27, 2016
Has Shahid Afridi retired again…for the 786th time?
Why is he trending with #Messi?
— Raman (@being_delhite) June 27, 2016
When Messi was asked about his retirement.
Shahid Afridi अंतरराष्ट्रीय फुटबॉल pic.twitter.com/kBiCVm2Sok
— Comedywalas (@Comedywalas) June 27, 2016
Reporter: "Will you reconsider your decision?"
Messi: "No. I'm Not Shahid Afridi." 😉#LionelMessi
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) June 27, 2016
— Cricket Samrat (@CricSamrat) June 27, 2016
Do u know Shahid Afridi? He Retires Every year,He comes back after Every Retirement Be like Him and Come back Please #Messi
— Hemoo Mangi (@HemooMangi) June 27, 2016