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BCCI Overjoyed As Rahul Dravid 'joins' Barcelona, Twitterati Target Messi

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid made his presence felt at the Camp Nou on Saturday. He was among the crowd watching the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid . The former cricketer, popularly known as 'Wall of Indian Cricket', was presented with a customized FC Barcelona jersey before the game.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expressed its gratitude to the elite Football club FC Barcelona on Twitter.

Twitterati were also overwhelmed by this.

The head coach of India U-19 and India-A also showered praises on the Footballing great Lionel Messi. He called Messi an absolute genius and then went on to say that it is incredible to see what he does and watch him live.Amazed by Messi's ability to find spaces even without the ball, Dravid said that he has not seen a better player than the Argentine forward.

At the same time, India's 'Mr. Dependable' also said that Indian football is taking the lead, thanks to the Indian Super League (ISL) which has been there since the last few years. Dravid is also the brand ambassador Bengaluru FC who won their maiden ISL title last month.

FC Barcelona blanked Atletico Madrid 2-0 to win the contest. The veteran of 164 Tests and 344 One Day Internationals also added that he was eagerly looking forward to the quarterfinal clash between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.