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Indian Sports Fraternity Pay Tributes To Football Legend Maradona

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.

“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.

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.

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.

India and Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu tweeted: “RIP Broken heart #Maradona”

“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.

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.

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.”

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.”

 

(With Company Inputs)

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