You're at the pinnacle of your game, all the time, it's just luck that hasn't been on your side since long. They say you're magic, and I tell them that you indeed are, but with that, you're the most humane sportsman, we've seen you weep and cry, and just burst out of anger on field. We've also seen you standing at the stands, looking at the people that believe in you, and making sure they don't stop believing in football.
The 2014 world cup final was a shock, and the final glare that you gave the cup left us all heartbroken, what was more heartbreaking was your sudden announcement that you had retired from international games. The world went bizarre, and even your critics wanted you back, and so you came; Being the best player as ever, making history with your dribbles and shots. With Barcelona, you've time and again proved yourself, and the world knows you're one of the two best players there ever has been, just that there is a competition for the superior, a healthy one.
You might not win the world cup this time, and you might never win it, but we hope to see you next time too, leading the Argentineans to the field, looking up at the sky and making us look down at you,
Because you look at your god, we look at ours. Come back, we'll be waiting.
Happy 31st birthday.
More accolades to come, more balls to win.