Argentina’s legend Diego Maradona passed away at the age of 60 years on November 25, 2020. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers, Diego Maradona suffered from a cardiac arrest at his home. The “Hand of God” was known for his alcohol and drug addiction which caused him several health problems throughout his life.
Earlier this year, the 1986 World Cup winner was treated for brain surgery. In 2004, Maradonna was hospitalized with issues regarding heart and respiratory problems. The footballing maestro was again admitted to a hospital in 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.
Almost everyone from the football fraternity paid their respect to one of the footballing gods of the world. Indian current and former cricketers also paid their tribute to Diego Maradona via their respective social media accounts. Diego Maradona visited India back in 2011 for an exhibition game in Kolkata. India’s ace Sourav Ganguly played a host to Diego Maradona for the “Diego versus Dada” charity game. Maradona, however, didn’t feature in the game.
Indian cricketers react to Maradona’s death
RIP Diego Maradona. He changed the way the beautiful game of football is played. True genius.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 26, 2020
My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football 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. pic.twitter.com/QxhuROZ5a5
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 25, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/L7ewMHOnnJ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 25, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/JGFtQJ0vDu
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 25, 2020
In my childhood I didn’t follow football much but definitely knew who #Maradona was. RIP legend…
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 25, 2020