Zlatan Ibrahimovic kickstarts Matrix Challenge and nominates other sportsmen including Paul Pogba to take part in this new trend.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 37 years old. Most footballers his age have already called it a day and begin planning the next stage of their lives. However, Zlatan is not like most others. He is still scoring goals for fun in the MLS and is just as agile, perhaps even more so, than others a decade younger.
The Swedish Lion has now come out with a video on his twitter, showcasing his flexibility as he recreates the famous scene from the Matrix movie featuring Keanu Reaves iconic slow-motion dodging of the bullets, all the while carrying a ball on his chest.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic kickstarts Matrix Challenge and nominates other sportsmen including Paul Pogba
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 27, 2019
Ibrahimovic has challenged his ex-team mate Paul Pogba to try the challenge just as when he asked him to do the Bottle Cap challenge. Pogba had accepted the invitation then. It remains to be seen though if the Manchester United star agrees to this one as well.
Apart from Pogba, Ibrahimovic has also extended his invitation to tennis star Novak Djokovic, UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and most surprisingly his agent Mino Raiola.
Djokovic’s footwork to jog the ball up to his chest is doubtful. However, being a sportsperson, it is likely that he may have the athletic ability to pull the challenge off. The same goes for Khabib as well. However, it will be a sight to see Mino Raiola attempt the challenge. His body structure is after all a little different from the aforementioned names.
While none of the stars have accepted the challenge, fans will keep an eye out to see if any of them respond.
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