'My hero no more': Indian sporting icons pay tribute to Diego Maradona

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 26, 2020, 01:41 PM(IST)

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BCCI president and an ardent football fan Sourav Ganguly led the tribute. "My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you..," Ganguly tweeted.

 

Diego Maradona's death last night sent ripples across the world. Indian sporting icons paid their tributes to the great one. 

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BCCI president and an ardent football fan Sourav Ganguly led the tribute. "My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you..," Ganguly tweeted.

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The former Napoli megastar had emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma, a blood clot on the brain. He was admitted to the hospital longer than expected as he was showing withdrawal symptoms for his dependency on alcohol before passing away on Wednesday after a heart attack.

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Maradona’s affair with drugs and alcohol is known to all which gave him the tag of a controversial footballer. His struggle with addiction – cocaine – and his weight was in contrast to many footballing greats. But despite all this, his god-gifted skills with the ball made him being regarded as arguably the greatest of all-time. 

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