Argentina skipper Lionel Messi performed magically at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2022 in 2022. Messi played an important role in helping his team win the prestigious title for the third time. Messi also grabbed the Golden Ball for his superb performance in FIFA World Cup 20222.
Now, Messi has been offered USD 1 million for the bisht that was given to him by the Emir of Qatar during the post-match presentation ceremony at the Lusail Stadium. A person named Ahmed Al Barwani, who is a lawyer and a member of parliament in Oman, tweeted, “From the Sultanate of Oman, I congratulate you for winning the World Cup Qatar 2022. The Arabic Bisht is a symbol of chivalry and wisdom. I’m offering you a million dollars (£829,000) in return for that Bisht.”
أبهرني الأمير @TamimBinHamad وهو يُلبسك #البشت_العربي ،رمز الشهامة والحكمة.#ميسي
أعرض عليك مليون دولار أميركي نظير أن تعطيني ذلك #البشت#Messi
I’m offering you a million $ to give me that bisht@TeamMessi pic.twitter.com/45BlVdl6Fh
— أحـمَـد الـبـَروانـي (@AhmedSAlbarwani) December 20, 2022
Talking to The National, Al Barwani said that he wants to own the bisht because he wants to display it to commemorate a proud moment.
It may be recalled that Messi was draped in bisht, a traditional black cloak of Middle East, by the Emir of Qatar, before the presentation ceremony.
The final took place between Argentina and France and Messi mesmerized everyone by scoring a brace in the final encounter. On the other hand, young French striker Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick but it was not good enough from stopping Albiceleste to win the World Cup title.
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