Abhishek Bachchan remembers Collecting his Match Tapes
Abhishek Bachchan remembers collecting his match tapes, while Vicky Kaushal recalls his thoughts on Maradona’s death.
Pele died at the age of 82, and Abhishek Bachchan shared wonderful recollections from his youth, while Kareena Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Anupam Kher also extended their condolences on social media.
Several Bollywood celebs have expressed their condolences following the death of soccer star Pele on Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 82 years old and had colon cancer. While Abhishek Bachchan reminisced about his boyhood and how he and Amitabh Bachchan gathered VHS tapes of his matches, Vicky Kaushal posted about what Pele said about meeting Diego Maradona after his death.
Abhishek Bachchan recalled a childhood recollection of Amitabh Bachchan introducing him to Pele and football. “As a youngster, my father exposed me to Pelé and his magic,” Abhishek said on Instagram, with two photos of the late footballer. And thus started a lifetime passion with football. We had VHS films of his and the Brazilian team’s matches on shelves. I would watch them with my father on a regular basis. We’ve all been lucky to watch a magician.”
“A few years back, when visiting India, I somehow managed to obtain a signed jersey of his,” he continued. It is prominently displayed in my office. Thank you, sir, for teaching us about joga bonito and for being such an inspiration to us. Rest in peace @pele.
Vicky Kaushal posted on social media about what Pele said regarding player Diego Maradona’s death. The message stated: “When Maradona died, Pele said he wants to “play ball with Maradona in the skies” someday. That day has arrived. Rest in peace, my friend.”
Pele’s life was described as “inspiring” by Anupam Kher. On Twitter, he stated, “Pele, my dear! You and your game, as well as the manner you played it, will forever be a #GameChanger for millions of people all around the world. Whether they were football players or not. Thank you for living an inspirational life. RipLegend #OmShanti #Pele.”
Madhur Bhandarkar also posted on Twitter, “Pelé, farewell. (broken heart emoji) You have altered football history. Sir, your legacy will live on in our hearts as one of the finest to have graced the beautiful game. #RIP.”
Kareena Kapoor, who is now on a family holiday in Switzerland, posted an Instagram Story with an image of Pele on the field and a ‘king’ sticker. Shilpa Shetty likewise lamented his loss by uploading a picture on her Instagram Stories and captioned it, ‘Rest in peace’.