It was a memorable day for IM Vijayan. The “Black Pearl of Indian football” met Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona at a function at the Municipal Stadium, Kannur on Wednesday.
“I had the feeling of playing a World Cup when I headed and passed the ball with Maradona,” a delighted Vijayan said.
Maradona enjoyed the meeting with Vijayan and he had a lot of fun to play some football with the former India star.
“The shirt I wore today while meeting Maradona is a great gift to me,” said Vijayan. “He hugged me and the shirt has his sweat in it. I’ve put it on a hanger and I will keep it forever. I feel really lucky.”
“I still feel really shocked. I can’t tell you how it felt when he hugged me,” Vijayan continued. “I’m speechless. It’s unbelievable that he hugged me.”
“It is a god-given gift that I had the opportunity to touch a divinity today,” a happy India legend told. “It is the best memory of my life and something I will never forget.”