His hand with God

Written by Sandip G
| New Delhi |

November 26, 2020 4:10:57 am


FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2009 file photo, under the pouring rain, Argentina’s coach Diego Maradona looks up under the pouring rain during a 2010 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Peru, in Buenos Aires. Argentina won 2-1. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

There are legends, immortals and G.O.A.Ts, the Greatest of All Time. Then there is Diego Maradona. The legendary footballer died, aged 60, after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.

To some, he was the most gifted footballer ever, whose feet rendered the beautiful game all the more beautiful. To some, he was the most flawed of geniuses, flirting with drugs and keeping friends from the underworld. To some others, he was an outright cheat, who flicked a goal with his hand, the creator of the most vilified yet the most romanticised goal in World Cup history.