Watch: Kerala-style Messra viral free kick

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The video of a 12 year old boy from Malappuram, Kerala kicking a ball through a ring that was hung in the upper right corner of the goal has gone viral.

In the video that has been uploaded to the Facebook page All Kerala Sevens Football Association , you can see for the first time the boy standing on the ball and measuring his goal.

He then proceeds to kick the ball that curls into the hoop hanging in the upper corner of the post. He wears the shirt of the Argentine and Barcelona star Lionel Messi .

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Messi himself is known for his free kicks that fool the opposition goalkeeper and huddles in the top corner of the goal frequently. 52 of Messi's 697 goals in his career come from free throws.

According to Manorama Online, the boy's name is Mishal Aboulais, a seventh standard student at Kattumunda Government UP School. Mishal was encouraged by his brother Wajid to resume the sport and has been training for the past four years. The video itself was filmed by Wajid.

The report also states that Messi is Mishal's favorite player while the archrival of the Argentine captain Cristiano Ronaldo a close second is coming.