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Indian Cricketers Pay Tribute To Diego Maradona After He Passes Away

Indian Cricketers Pay Tribute To Diego Maradona After He Passes Away
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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away aged 60 on Wednesday on a sudden cardiac arrest. On this occasion, a number of former and current Indian cricketers paid rich tribute to the footballer.

Maradona, who was considered, the best player to have played the game passed away at his home in Tigre after suffering a cardiac arrest, a spokesman told news agency AFP. The flamboyant player, best known for leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title.

Diego Maradona Tribute On Twitter

Meanwhile, tributes poured won on microblogging site Twitter from former and current Indian cricketers. BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly started the processings wishing the football legend.

“My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you,” the current BCCI president, who is himself a huge football fan, tweeted.

Next up was former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, who used the legend in his own style.

“Arguably one of the greatest sportsman of all time. Saddened to hear about the passing away of the great Diego Maradona. My heartfelt condolences to his family,” tweeted Sehwag.

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Sachin Tendulkar followed the trend and wished the legend on Twitter.

“Football and the world of sports has lost one of its greatest players today. Rest in Peace Diego Maradona! You shall be missed,” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.

Veteran Indian women’s cricketer Jhulan Goswami revealed that Maradona was her biggest inspiration and it was because of him that she added his jersey No. 10 to her own jersey.

“I still can’t believe my childhood hero, Maradona is no more..He was my biggest inspiration …How his number 10 jersey became my favourite and I added that number in my team jersey ..I will miss you every minute my hero..May your soul rest in peace,” wrote Jhulan Goswami.


Diego Maradona was released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain surgery. In the last few years of his life, the Argentine was suffering from several health problems. In 2001, Maradona was named one of the two greatest in the sport’s history, alongside Pele, by FIFA.

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