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.
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.
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.
The India-Australia T20I series is where preparations for next year’s World Cup will begin. Fresh off the IPL bandwagon, leading cricketers will be keen to transplant strategies and methods that brought them success in franchise colours.
The Goa government will install the life-size statue of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona in the coastal belt of North district by early next year, a senior minister said on Wednesday.