The world lost a football icon yesterday, when Argentinian legend Diego Maradona breathed his last. The 60-year-old, who had recently undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, succumbed to heart failure.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest players to have graced the game, he enjoyed a glittering career spanning 21 years from 1976 to 1997, though not bereft of controversies. In his prime Maradona was a cult figure not just for Argentinians, but for football fans across the planet.
As news of his death became public, tributes started pouring in from all parts of the world. Here’s how Indian celebs reacted on Twitter.
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
Diego Maradona….you made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthral heaven as you did this world. RIP…. pic.twitter.com/PlR2Laxfj2
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 25, 2020
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 25, 2020
RIP Diego Maradona. He changed the way the beautiful game of football is played. True genius.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 26, 2020
Have followed Maradona’s game & life for years. Maidaan brought me closer to the game. He was a football legend and a passionate sportsman. Sad to see him go. RIP Diego Maradona.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) November 26, 2020
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 25, 2020
Cant quite believe DM has gone. Hard to process. He always seemed indestructible. I had 10 hours with the man!! I touched his left foot. We did our best to show the world the man, the myth, the fighter he was. The greatest #legend #DiegoMaradona @MaradonaMovie #Diego #maradona pic.twitter.com/4BSULN9rdt
— asifkapadia (@asifkapadia) November 25, 2020
Diego was the first football player I ever heard of. The 86 final was the first match I ever saw. He triggered what has been a lifetime of deep love and passion for the game for me. Can’t believe he’s gone so soon 💔
— Vikramaditya Motwane (@VikramMotwane) November 25, 2020
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) November 26, 2020
A legend has passed. Rest in peace Diego #Maradona 🙏🙏🙏
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) November 25, 2020
— ANGAD BEDI “Anshuman Saxena” (@Imangadbedi) November 25, 2020
RIP Maradona .. the greatest genius in football after Pele ..
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) November 25, 2020
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) November 25, 2020
— Aamir Ali (@ali_aamir) November 25, 2020
“El Pibe De Oro”.
With you goes away a very important part of my childhood. The unforgettable #1986WorldCup on DD & my father explaining to me patiently why suddenly it was all more important to him than even I was & how you were only next to God.#GoodByeLegend pic.twitter.com/RHqkWdRCpF
— Nikhil Dwivedi (@Nikhil_Dwivedi) November 25, 2020
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) November 25, 2020
— Kunal Kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) November 25, 2020
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) November 25, 2020