People will remember Maradona with football (Updated)
They are both night watchmen. Fifty years old. When they heard the news of Diego Maradona’s death, the two were in the same place. Upon hearing the news, one of them said, “The man ended up with extra drugs …” What good football did Maradona play! ‘The first man did not object this time. The yes-indicator shook his head and said, “Well, such a footballer will never come to earth again.”
If you look at Maradona’s life cycle, you will see two pictures of him, the picture shown by those two-night watchmen in Dhaka. When Maradona had the ball at his feet, all the colorful flowers bloomed on the football field. With football, he has never cheated with world-class football fans. Amiya Anand has always spent herself in the green of the field. 1982 to 1994: Played four World Cups. Every time he took to the field, he composed a single Amravati of football.
Maradona’s career was no less colorful in club football. Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla — wherever he played, Posra decorated creative football. The career of the great haired footballer touched the Himalayas in the late eighties. Argentina won the World Cup in 1986 as captain. Napoli won the Serie A title in 1987 and 1990. The Italian club won the UEFA Cup in 1989.
Maradona’s greatness is not hidden only in winning the title. Maradona has shown how a team alone can win a tournament like the World Cup, how to pull a team from the beginning to the end of the season to win the league title. He started as a strongman of Argentinos Juniors. The 12-year-old Maradona used to show various skills with the ball during the match break. Fascinated by all this, the coach of Argentinos Juniors arranged to take him to the adult team. He made his debut in the adult team in 1976 at the age of 16.
As a debutant substitute in the Argentine Juniors. On the field, the coach told Maradona, “Diego, show me what you want to do. Dribble, cut the opponent’s player! ‘Maradona fascinated not only one but many players with his magic dribble that day. To the son of a slum in Lans, Buenos Aires, the day of his inauguration seemed like heaven. Maradona sitting in the seat of the gods to football fans. He joined Boca Juniors in 1981 from Argentinos Juniors. From there he went to Barcelona and wore the Napoli jersey in 1984.
But what was the other side of the life of such a timeless footballer? Answer in one sentence: Filled with poisonous thorns of drugs. In that life, Maradona has had to endure hell sometimes. The thorn of condemnation has pierced his body. Many believe that this black chapter was added to Maradona’s life after he moved to Napoli. But he wrote in his autobiography that he was already addicted to cocaine.
In 1991, he was banned from football for 15 months for taking cocaine. He came back and played in the 1994 World Cup. But after being positive in the dope test, he had to return to the country in the middle. Many could not accept Maradona’s ‘untimely death’ of the 1994 World Cup. Protest rallies were also held in Bangladesh. However, nothing could bring Maradona back to the field as a player in the Argentine jersey. He played the last match of his career for Boca Juniors in 1997.
After saying goodbye to playing life, he returned to the field as a coach. Maradona was Argentina’s dugout in the 2010 World Cup. But he could never free himself from the black clutches of drugs. He died in 2004 of an overdose of cocaine. He reached the door of death in 2007 as well. Twice, football fans around the world have begged for Maradona’s life by kneeling before God.
When Maradona returned, no one was able to stop him from getting lost in the abyss of drugs. But no one could easily stop Maradona, who was advancing on football legs! How do you see such a footballer? Keep him – or where? The answer was given by the two-night watchmen — whatever Maradona says, whatever he does in his life; There was no footballer bigger than him, no one will come and no one will come.