VIDEO: Lionel Messi plays cricket in advert for Herbalife

Lionel Messi plays cricket in an advert for Herbalife, this is his van
Lionel Messi’s van (Image: Umeshsrinivasan

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi plays cricket in this new commercial for his sponsor Herbalife – nutrition for a better life.


Argentinian international, Leo Messi, is officially sponsored by Herbalife. Herbalife sponsors professional athletes who reflect Herbalife’s commitment to excellence, health and active lifestyle. Our sponsored athletes use Herbalife products to help them excel on an elite level. For these athletes, high-performance nutrition is a necessity, and Herbalife is proud to be a part of their success.

As a small group of children watch at the fence, Messi manages to “master” his batting technique in a few shots.

Bowling though, is a different matter. With the batsman easily scoring sixes off Messi’s awkward throwing action, Lionel laces up his boots and kicks the ball down towards the wicket, finally knocking off the bails in a triumph for football over cricket.

Watch as Lionel Messi plays cricket below:

Herbalife describe the video as:

Leo Messi, the best soccer player in the world has turned his attention to a new sport. Watch Messi, the FC Barcelona legend take his skills to the cricket field and show once again that he can master any sport. Soccer superstar Lionel Messi may be new to cricket but in this latest commercial for Herbalife, the sensational striker shows yet again the power of his exceptional footwork.

And they’ve also had Messi playing basketball:

… and Messi playing table tennis: