Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jasprit Bumra© Instagram
AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from football in an emotional speech after the team’s final game in the 2022-2023 season. Indian pace Jasprit Bamra tweeted to pay tribute to the legend. Bumra tweeted to thank Ibrahimovic for inspiring him to be a better athlete: “Thank you for being a constant inspiration to me and helping me discover this lion heart to never back down. time in game that will live,” Bamra tweeted.
The Swedish striker’s contract with the team expired at the end of June, but on Sunday he announced his retirement: “It’s time to say goodbye to football.” It is reported by Sky Sports with reference to the words of Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimović scored 511 goals in 866 club matches, as well as 62 goals in 122 games for his country. The former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain player has made four appearances this season.
Ibrahimović is Sweden’s all-time leading scorer with 62 goals in 121 matches. Ibrahimovic left the national team after Euro 2016 but returned in 2021 due to a poor World Cup qualifying campaign.
On the other hand, Bumra has been noticeably absent for the past eight to nine months due to a back injury. In April, Bamra underwent lower back surgery in New Zealand. The medical procedure was successful and helped Bumra get rid of the pain. He also missed the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL).
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