Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, on Thursday paid tribute to the legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona, saying that ‘we have lost a genius and their lack can never be fulfilled’. Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. He was 60 years old. Maradona died two weeks after being discharged from the hospital following brain surgery.
Sad day for football
“It is a very sad day for football, it is very sad for sports because we have lost a genius,” Kohli said in a message posted on the BCCI’s Twitter handle. He said, ‘We lost a person who has inspired people of many generations and these people were not just associated with sports. He also influenced the lives of the people.
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People used to get mesmerized by watching his game- Kohli
Kohli said, ‘People used to get mesmerized watching them play and that is what happens when they see some people and they were one of them.’ Can not be done. Some of the greatest football players have already said this and I completely agree with that.