KOLKATA: Diego Maradona is a venue of dream and show. For the second progressive day, the city got a look at the allure that characterizes the man.
The Argentine legend might be a long ways from his halcyon days — that short yet heavy, vigorous constitution which used to enchant football pitches with his mysterious left foot. Presently 57 with a roly-poly figure, his developments following a current shoulder surgery, show up somewhat limited. In any case, give him a ball, or make a football climate for him and see the enchantment.
The high purpose of Tuesday’s program should be a presentation coordinate between two groups drove by Maradona and cricketing symbol Sourav Ganguly. Maradona’s lone commitment to the amusement, however, was a stately commence before he exited the Barasat setting, leaving Sourav frustrated.
The general Maradona appears, nonetheless, was anything however baffling. He was the cynosure for the whole 80 minutes he was available at the setting, playing to the exhibition and accepting heap symbols — the coach, the artist and, most importantly, a performer second to none. “I’m here for football. At whatever point I see this ball, it gives me a kick,” he said not long after in the wake of showing up at 1.25 pm and holding court at a football center in his incomparable style.
“Vivo India! Football has given me everything. The amusement has allowed me to travel wherever on the planet. I want Indian football to develop,” he thundered to the thunders of “Diego, Diego” from the stands, possessed predominantly by the understudies and their folks. On the field, he made it an auditorium of fun and fantasy.