Penbugs
Editorial News

Maradona refused to cut football shaped cake: Vijayan

Former Indian captain IM Vijayan opened up about his meet with Diego Maradona who passed away recently.

Maradona, 60, passed away due to cardiac arrest at his residence recently. Mourning his death, the Indian legend recalled the time he spent with Maradona in India.

“In 2012 in Kannur, I saw first-hand what football meant to Maradona. As part of festivities, a cake was designed like a ground with a football on top of it. The moment Maradona saw it, he refused to cut it,” the 51-year-old Vijayan told PTI recalling the incident.

“He agreed to cut only the outer part of the cake. I can say that playing two minutes of football with him on the stage remains one of my biggest achievements in life,” he added.

“He may have died but in the hearts of us footballers, he will live on forever. To me, Maradona is God, and God doesn”t die,” said Vijayan.

“Like so many other footballers across the world and India, I too started playing football after watching him play in the 1986 World Cup and lift the trophy, almost singlehandedly, with his dazzling game,” he recalled.

Related posts

மதுரையில் நீட் தேர்வுக்கு தயாராகி வந்த மாணவி தற்கொலை

Penbugs

Berlin’s Madame Tussauds dump wax figure of Donald Trump in trash

Penbugs

Cristiano Ronaldo told to put on a mask as he watched Portugal defeat Croatia 4-1

Penbugs

Well done Rafa, you deserve it: Roger Federer

Penbugs

Bigg Boss Tamil 4, Day 75, Written Updates

Lakshmi Muthiah

Indian flag to be flown at half-mast today

Penbugs

நேற்று ஒரே நாளில் ரூ.250.25 கோடிக்கு தமிழகத்தில் மதுவிற்பனை

Penbugs

Bangalore Literature Festival to be held on December 12-13

Penbugs

மதுரையில் தன் மகனுக்கு மெழுகுச்சிலை ; தந்தை உருக்கம்

Penbugs

Vidyu Raman gets engaged to Sanjay Watwani

Penbugs

Joe Biden wins US Presidential elections

Penbugs

Bigg Boss Tamil 4, Day 42, Written Updates

Lakshmi Muthiah

Leave a Comment