KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a special from Messi. Mamata Banerjee received a Barcelona club jersey with ‘Didi’ and ‘No 10’ written at its back.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers on the planet, has sent a very special gift for the West Bengal chief minister – a signed Barcelona jersey, with “DIDI”, as Ms Banerjee is fondly known, inscribed on it. The jersey also had a special message for Banerjee, “Best wishes for my friend Didi from Lionel Messi” and was presented for successfully hosting the U-17 World Cup.
West Bengal is known for its craze for football and the jersey from Messi is supposedly a gift from for successfully hosting the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 that saw India host a FIFA event for the first time in the country’s history.
Lionel Messi visted Kolkata in 2011 for a friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela at the Salt Lake Stadium.