Play of the day: Messi gets hit for six

If being the best footballer in the world becomes a tiresome gig for Lionel Messi, there are many different sports he would probably really excel at.

However, evidence from the latest Herbalife commercial suggests that cricket is definitely not one of them.

In the video, Messi displays all the timing and grace of a drunk-uncle at a backyard game with his batting, while his slingshot bowling action would make Lasith Malinga blush.

The Barcelona striker sees his successive deliveries dispatched over the boundary, before changing tack and using his trusty left-boot to deliver a ball that leaves the batsman looking as confused as we are about what on earth is going on.

This is not Messi's first foray into the world of acting and with these two gems on his CV, perhaps a future on the big screen is more likely.

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