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My hero no more: Sourav Ganguly leads tribute to Diego Maradona

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and the rest of the cricket fraternity paid tribute to the legend moments after the heartbreaking news.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 25, 2020 23:04 IST
Sourav Ganguly and Diego Maradona
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Sourav Ganguly and Diego Maradona

Argentine legend Diego Maradona, hailed as one of the greatest footballers to have played the game, died on Wednesday aged 60. Maradona, who had heart surgery earlier this month, died of a heart attack. 

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and the rest of the cricket fraternity paid tribute to the legend moments after the heartbreaking news. 

"My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in  peace ..I watched football for you.."tweeted Ganguly.

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: "Football and the world of sports has lost one of its greatest players today. Rest in Peace Diego Maradona! You shall be missed."

Ganguly's former teammate Virender Sehwag too joined him as he wrote, "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."

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Maradona inspired Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, as a skipper, the edition that had witnessed arguably one of the great World Cup goals ever and also the infamous 'Hand of God'. 

At club level, Maradona gained success mostly with Napoli whom he led to Serie A title win and the Italian Cup victory in 1987. He also won the league title in 1990 and the UEFA European Cup in 1991. 

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