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A video is getting viral on social media sites regarding the conversation between Messi and Ali Albulayhi. Social media users are claiming that the Saudi player is trying to convince Lionel Messi of Argentina to embrace Islam.

By sharing the video a social media user named  Be Like AarJay captioned: “ Leaked conversation of Messi and a Saudi player.”be like rj

Source: Facebook

Meanwhile, many other social media users are sharing a similar claim-

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Source: Twitter

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Source: Twitter

Fact Check:

To fact-check the viral video the team of  DFRAC first searched about the background sound in which the commentator is saying: “also for the victory and Srilanka winning by 7 wickets”. The team of DFRAC searched for the Srilanka and Pakistan match history in which the incident happen and found an article on sports.NDTV the headline stated: Convert and you will go to Heaven, Pakistani cricketer told Dilshan. Which was posted on September  04, 2014

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Source: Sports.Ndtv

 The article further stated that while the players were walking back to the dressing room in Dambulla. Religious comments by Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Srilanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday are being investigated by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Meanwhile, we also found the original video in which a Pakistani Cricketer told Dilshan to embrace Islam and you will go to heaven on the official YouTube channel of ABP NEWS which was uploaded 8 years ago. The headline stated: Convert and you’ll go straight to heaven: Pak cricketer makes religious pitch to Lankan player.

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Source: Youtube

Conclusion:

It is clear from the fact check of DFRAC that there was no such conversation happened between  Messi and Ali it is just a false video. The conversation happened between Pakistan player Ahmed Shehzad and Srilankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan. Therefore the claim made by social media users is Misleading.

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