Buenos Aires: Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona has turned 60 on October 30.
Maradona had the ability to dribble past defenders at pace. He has scored one of the greatest goals in the World Cup history which was against England during the quarter-finals during 1986. He had run 60 yards which is almost three cricket pitches in just 10 seconds. He ran on the uneven pitch of the Azteca Stadium.
His goals and performances against the team of Belgium in semifinals might have been better. During the finals against West Germany, he made the winner with a judged pass for Jorge Burruchaga.
The Argentinian footballer is considered as the perfect illustration of the dynamic of the game in South America. It was introduced by the British and full of European prestige which was debunked by the locals who found that the game blended with a balletic style which came naturally to them.
The people in Argentina and around the world like him and identify themselves with him because he had the tendency to go up and fall down every time. He always picked himself up and reinvented himself again and again.
At present, Maradona is currently coaching Gimnasia which is a relatively weak side in the Argentine first division. Since March, there have been no matches due to the pandemic. But, he had chosen his birthday to restart the practice.
Argentina is going through the worst phase due to the pandemic. Maradona is currently under enforced isolation as someone from the team have been tested positive for the COVID-19.