I became a fan of Argentina after watching Maradona: IM Vijayan
I became an Argentina fan after watching Maradona playing for the national team. Isn't it a chest-thumping moment when we witness him magically dribble past into the opposition half? Maradona is like a God when he is playing, and his life outside football is unimportant compared to that.
How quickly a year went by. His death was shocking and it was quite unexpected. It took me a few days to realise that we are living in a world of football without Maradona. There are a lot of great players in contemporary football. There is Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and many more will come in future. But it is doubtful whether there will be a player who is as charismatic as Maradona.
Every time I watch Argentina playing football, I remember Maradona. Honestly, I don't get any of that feeling when I am watching the current Argentina side. Now and then I spend time watching football skill videos on YouTube. Especially, the videos from some old games.
I was fortunate enough to meet him when he came to Kannur, and I still, remember how I was able to spend some time with him. Still, it's hard to believe that Maradona is no more. The memories of him will never leave this world so easily and will occupy our hearts forever.