Messi's fan-tastic birthday celebration in Kolkata

Sportstarlive presents the story of Shib Shankar Patra: from the owner of a tea stall to the biggest fan of Messi.

Fans of Argentina and Lionel Messi display their support and enthusiasm.   -  Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

If you happen to land in Kolkata a month ahead of the biggest sporting carnival in the world and find its streets basking in the glorious colours of blue-white, green-yellow or red-black-yellow, it is hardly surprising.

A walk through the narrow lanes of the Nawabganj township in Ichhapur would take you to the “Argentina Tea Stall”-- a little difficult to spot on the map but ask any local and he would be happy to oblige.

The lane leading up to the tea stall cum house is dotted with Argentinian flags while overpowering the whole scene flutters a giant one.

Shib Shankar Patra, the 53-year-old owner, would seem like just another Argentina fan in Kolkata. But is he? Sportstarlive finds out.

 

 

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