India’s middle order batsman, Suresh Raina recently revealed that he is a huge fan of Argentina and Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi – while also claiming that there are major similarities between the striker and cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar is considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of cricket and despite retiring seven years ago is still the leading run-scorer in both Test and One-Day International cricket. Raina for his part believes that both Messi and Sachin have been generous to people around them while remaining humble despite achieving staggering success.
“I am a big fan of Messi. He is so down to earth, Both Sachin and Messi are very good when it comes to taking care of people around them because in sports you need to be really humble,” said Raina, who was part of the Indian team which lifted the World Cup in 2011,” he said as per Times Now.
“You may be the number one player in the world, but your legacy is very important, You need to show gratitude to everyone. “
Messi too is considered numero uno in football after winning a number of professional and personal honours, including a record six Ballon d’Or awards.