Video: Former Manchester City cult hero plays piano for Pirlo

Piano Keys

From playing on pitch to playing on keys, Balotelli is seen to be serenading team-mate.

Powerful and agile striker Mario Balotelli currently of Serie A royalty AC Milan, built up a cult following at former club Manchester City despite only gracing the Premier League with his presence for three seasons.

Noted for his strength and technique, the Italian international - capped 25 times - is also a dead ball specialist. However, his fame in England is not just because of his exquisite skills on the pitch, but more because of his eccentric and unpredictable behaviour off of it.

From various training ground bust-ups with a number of his former City team-mates, to driving into a women's prison because he was curious, transforming his garden into a race-track and becoming a spokesperson for fire-safety after setting his house ablaze due to a fireworks incident, Balotelli became a darling of tabloid press who thrived on finding out what the 22-year-old would do next.

Below is a video of him serenading club and country team-mate Andrea Pirlo on the piano. He is seen to be playing the Hymn of Melilla but, unfortunately, the video is part of an advert.

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