New Delhi: Soccer Legend Diego Maradona’s loss of life triggered an outpouring of emotional tributes within the Indian sporting fraternity.
Indian cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly and soccer legend IM Vijayan have been among the many first to pay tribute to Diego Maradona, who died on the age of 60 on Wednesday.
Ganguly had famously performed with the Argentine soccer legend throughout one in all his visits to India. “My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you..” the previous India captain tweeted.
My hero no extra ..my mad genius relaxation in peace ..I watched soccer for you.. pic.twitter.com/JhqFffD2vr
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 25, 2020
“Football and the world of sports has lost one of its greatest players today. Rest in Peace Diego Maradona! You shall be missed,” Tendulkar tweeted.
Soccer and the world of sports activities has misplaced one in all its best gamers immediately.
Relaxation in Peace Diego Maradona!
You shall be missed. pic.twitter.com/QxhuROZ5a5
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 25, 2020
Considered one of Indian soccer’s best names I M Vijayan posted a brief message on his Twitter deal with.
“RIP God of football,” he stated.
RIP God of soccer 😢 pic.twitter.com/7NO8qlZ5uT
— I M Vijayan (@IMVijayan1) November 25, 2020
India’s males’s soccer head coach Igor Stimac additionally paid tribute to Maradona. He posted a photograph of him dealing with Maradona whereas taking part in for Croatia. “Rest in peace, my friend. You are one of the reasons why the world love the game we have played. We’ll miss you. My thoughts are with your family and close ones. Thank you, Diego,” he stated.
Relaxation in peace, my pal. 🙏🏻
You might be one of many the reason why the world love the sport we have now performed. We’ll miss you.
— Igor Štimac (@stimac_igor) November 25, 2020
India and Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu tweeted: “RIP Broken heart #Maradona”
— Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (@GurpreetGK) November 25, 2020
“Really sad to hear of the passing away of the legendary Maradona. He truly lived life king size & by his rules and set benchmarks on the field and off it too. RIP my friend. You will be missed,” tweeted former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
Actually unhappy to listen to of the passing away of the legendary Maradona. He actually lived life king dimension & by his guidelines and set benchmarks on the sector and off it too. RIP my pal. You can be missed
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 25, 2020
Fashionable batsman of yesteryears, VVS Laxman additionally expressed his condolences on the micro-blogging web site.
“One of the greatest icons of the game Diego Maradona passes away, a very sad day for World sports. Condolences to his family, friends and well-wishers,” Laxman tweeted.
One of many best icons of the sport Diego Maradona passes away, a really unhappy day for World sports activities. Condolences to his household, associates and well-wishers. pic.twitter.com/JGFtQJ0vDu
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 25, 2020
Dashing former India batsman Virender Sehwag joined his former teammates in expressing his unhappiness.
“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.”
Arguably one of many best sportsman of all time. Saddened to listen to in regards to the passing away of the nice Diego Maradona.
My heartfelt condolences to his household. pic.twitter.com/L7ewMHOnnJ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 25, 2020
Relaxation in peace, legend! A giant loss to the world of sport. Farewell, Maradona. pic.twitter.com/YqmqEJOE2M
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 26, 2020
Former hockey captain Viren Rasquinha additionally posted an emotional tribute.
“Thank you for all the memories & madness,” he tweeted.
“…that genius left foot that was truly blessed by all the Gods above.”
Individuals stated it was the ‘Hand of God’. Bloody hell, Maradona himself stated that. Nevertheless it was really that left foot….that genius left foot that was actually blessed by all of the Gods above. pic.twitter.com/FSioKCml3b
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) November 25, 2020
(With Company Inputs)