India mourns the loss of Brazilian football legend Pele
The demise of Brazilian football legend Pele has come as sad news for the entire world and more so for the sportspersons in India and worldwide.
From Indian cricketers to hockey players, all are expressing their grief on 'Black Pearl's death who passed away at the age of 82. "You will be missed, king. You are an inspiration, an icon, a legend. Your legacy will live forever," tweeted India cricketer Suryakumar Yadav.
"May his soul rest in peace," tweeted Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.
"The legend @Pele has passed away at the age of 82. GOAT, A trailblazer and One of the finest players to ever lace up. He will be missed by millions," tweeted Indian Paralympic gold medallist Pramod Bhagat.
Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele passed away on December 29 at the age of 82 after battling bowel cancer.
A few days back, the football legend's health deteriorated, and doctors said he needed care for renal and cardiac dysfunction. He was also undergoing treatment for a respiratory infection that was aggravated by COVID-19.
Pele, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is considered as one of the greatest to ever step a foot on a football pitch. He is the only player to have won three World Cup titles, having won the top prize in football in 1958, 1962 and 1970. The footballer also boasts of numerous trophies at the club and country level.
Bollywood celebs, on December 30, expressed grief over the demise of legendary Brazilian footballer Pele.
Taking to Instagram, actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a couple of pictures and wrote, "As a child my father introduced me to Pele and his magic. And thus began a lifelong love for football. We had shelves filled with VHS tapes of his and the Brazilian team's matches. I would religiously watch them with my father. A magician we've all been blessed to witness. A few years ago, whilst visiting India I somehow managed to get an autographed jersey of his. It has pride of placement in my office. Thank you, sir for teaching us about joga bonito and being such a hero and idol to billions. Rest in Peace to the greatest!"
Actor Vicky Kaushal shared a picture on his Instagram stories and wrote, "R.I.P."
Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a throwback picture and wrote, "KING."
Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to Instagram and shared a picture of the football legend on her stories and wrote, " Legend #Pele rest in peace."