Maradona, a true inspiration
I always wanted to be a football player. And I was very much on track playing for school, college, a local club in Delhi and my parish, till a knee injury shattered that dream along with other distractions like studies, exams etc.
I may not have become a professional player, but that journey has taught me a lot which is an integral part of my personal and professional life – teamwork, camaraderie, strategy & planning, “match readiness”, hard work, managing a team (when I was captaining), failures (and learning from them)……and of course Winning, but most importantly Having Fun & Enjoying what you are doing.
And there is one man who inspired me the most, Diego Maradona.
1986 World Cup is one tournament I will never ever forget. Sheer genius and poetry on the field displayed by the man himself.
Maradona is visiting India, in Kolkata right now. And I am kicking myself for not making that visit to see him.
For me he is the best football player ever (even better than Pele). Wish him all the best in his new avatar as the coach of Argentinian Football Team.
I will leave behind with a best of Maradona video. Enjoy…