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Video: When Lionel Messi met Wasim Akram

The FC Barcelona forward and 5-time Ballon d'Or winner met one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket.

News 13 Jan 2016, 17:38 IST

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One’s a five-time Ballon D’Or winner. The other is one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket. Both are considered among the greatest at their respective games, and the FC Barcelona forward met legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram as the pair shot a commercial.

Lionel Messi is currently in the prime of his career, winning laurels for himself and his club, while Akram, who retired from professional cricket in 2003, most recently played for iconic spinner Shane Warne’s Warriors side in the inaugural season of the exhibition Twenty20 exhibition series, the Cricket All-Stars.

A hungry Messi is seen eating from a packet of crisps – and is outfoxed by the painter, who, under the pretext of painting the Argentine football icon, eats the entire bag's worth. 

Messi sees Akram walking towards him with a packet of the chips and decides to do exactly the same thing.

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