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Golden to grey, Maradona polarized idea like no one else

A permanent part of our childhood ended on November 26 in this strange, unrelenting year, but Diego Maradona was having fun till the very end, wheezing away, always short of breath, the voice gravelly, dragging his unattractive bulk within that five-feet-five tall frame.

‘Unparralled Magician’, says Ronaldo, ‘Eternal Great’ for Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo hailed an "unparalleled magician" whom he could call "friend" while arch rival Lionel Messi remembered an icon with an "eternal appeal" as the two modern day geniuses joined the world in mourning Diego Maradona's untimely death on Wednesday. Maradona, 60, considered the greatest footballer of all time alongside Brazil's Pele, died following a cardiac arrest.

When Maradona magic gripped Kolkata

His promise to bring "big-time" football to India remained unfulfilled as Diego Maradona died after cheating death more than once, leaving a cricket-mad nation devastated in an appropriate reflection of his immortal status.
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