Bhaichung Bhutia, former captain of the Indian football team paid tribute on the death of Pele, said- Pele was actually King, our God
Bhutia had the opportunity to interview Pele during his visit to India in 2018. Reminiscing old memories, he said, “I had a chance to interview him during a program in Delhi. He was such a wonderful and humble person. I talked to him for about 40 minutes.
Kolkata. From champion cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia, everyone has paid tribute to the demise of legendary Brazilian footballer Pele. Pele, the only footballer to win three World Cups, died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer. Bhutia had the opportunity to interview Pele during his visit to India in 2018. Reminiscing old memories, he said, “I had a chance to interview him during a program in Delhi. He was such a wonderful and humble person. I talked to him for about 40 minutes.
He said, “The conversation was on football, his life and some Indian football. He was also very funny. I asked him about the last India tour but he didn’t remember in which city he played and what was the result of the match. Perhaps it was the effect of age. ”””’ He said, ” He was really a king. God for us He was so humble and soft spoken. His passing is a great loss to the football world. He inspired millions.” That was his last visit to India when he came to Delhi for the Subroto Cup Inter School Final. Bhutia said, “The first time he came he was fit but the second time he came in a wheelchair.” Tendulkar tweeted, “Big loss not only to football but to the world of sports. There will never be another like Pele. Rest in Peace Pele.
Former India and Mohun Bagan forward Shyam Thapa, who played against Pele in Kolkata, said, “I am very sad.” I am lucky to have played with him. I will never forget that evening. He was charismatic.” Thapa left the East Bengal club and joined Mohun Bagan just to play with Pele. His former teammate Pradeep Chowdhary recalled that match, “It was raining for three days and Eden Gardens was wet.” However, there were 90,000 fans inside the stadium.
Never seen such a craze for football before.” Former India champion cricketer Yuvraj Singh tweeted, “Thank you legend for your contribution. You will always be missed. Three-time World Cup winner and the performer of his fun on the match. Millions started playing football because of you. Rest in Peace Greatest of all time Pele.
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