Sourav Ganguly disappointed as Diego Maradona skips exhibition game

Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 09:12 IST | PTI

Diego Maradona may have made the trip to the city after several postponements, but the Argentine legend yesterday skipped the 'Diego versus Dada' exhibition tie, leaving Sourav Ganguly disappointed

Diego Maradona may have made the trip to the city after several postponements, but the Argentine legend yesterday skipped the 'Diego versus Dada' exhibition tie, leaving Sourav Ganguly disappointed. A poorly-organised show meant that Maradona became tired on a sultry afternoon and left after just kicking off the match and exchanging pleasantries with Ganguly and his team.

Argentine football great Diego Maradona at an exhibition  match in Barasat, West Bengal yesterday. pic/PTIArgentine football great Diego Maradona at an exhibition match in Barasat, West Bengal yesterday. Pic/PTI

Ganguly thus missed a chance to play against his childhood icon. "It would have been great to have played with him but he could not play," Ganguly said. "Age has caught up with him but he's too good a player. I'm a huge, huge fan of his, I have seen him win the World Cup in 1986. It was a treat to see him from close quarters."

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