Tributes pour in for legendary footballer Diego Maradona

He was a legend, he was the hand of God. He was Diego Maradona which is why tributes poured in from across the world for the Argentinian footballer. Lionel Messi left a heart wrenching message for his 60 year old fellow footballer who died of a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.

Closer home in India, tributes poured including tweets by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Diego Maradona was a maestro of football, who enjoyed global popularity. Throughout his career, he gave us some of the best sporting moments on the football field. His untimely demise has saddened us all. May his soul rest in peace.” Read a tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

From the world of sports, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly spoke about the time he met the legend during his visit to Kolkata.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kolhi, cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, former Indian football captain Sunil Chetri and others including Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.


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Here is the famous ‘Hand of God’ moment in the 1986 FIFA World Cup that propelled Maradona into a legendary status with one of the best goal in World Cup history. Maradona single handedly won the World Cup for Argentina. The rest of his team mates would have struggled to earn a place in major clubs, forget countries.


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