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first_imgDiego Maradona arguably the greatest ever to kick a football, called himself a “simple footballer” and not the god of football.”I am not god of football but a simple footballer. I’m happy to be here in Kolkata again,” Maradona said through his interpreter.On his second visit to India in nine years after 2008, with the city of Kolkata hosting him on both occasions, the legend managed to pull thousands of fans for a charity event at a north Kolkata club. Many in the crowd were seen standing on rooftops of the adjoining buildings.Maradona handed out cheques worth Rs 10,000 each to 11 cancer patients and flagged off an air-conditioned ambulance.He also unveiled a 12-foot statue of his likeness holding aloft the 1986 World Cup trophy and it would be erected at a park named after him.”It’s amazing to have my statue here,” the 1986 World Cup winner said.The Argentine was originally slated to arrive on September 19, but the trip was postponed several times.Maradona will take on cricket icon Sourav Ganguly in an exhibition match titled ‘Diego vs Dada’ in Barasat, about 35 km from the city.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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