Emi Martinez landed in India at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, on Monday after promising the Indian fans that he would visit India.
Martinez came to India to meet fans and also for the inauguration of gates which are named after Pele, Diego Maradona, and Garfield Sobers at the Mohun Bagan Club. He won the golden gloves in the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022, which happened in December.
Emi Martinez will also be going to meet Mamta Banerjee and one of the best Indian batters, Sourav Ganguly, at a charity match. He is also going to spend his time with underprivileged children and also wants to visit many sponsored events.
He also wants to try Bengali cuisine and well-known dishes from the cuisine. He wants to try Kancha Lankar Murgi and Saptapadir Abhinabha Mangsho.
“I am really excited, feeling great. It was a dream (coming to India). I had promised to come to India, I am happy to be here,”Emi Martinez said in the interview
Satadru Dutta, who is now 38, met with every legend of Football from Pele to Maradona, and now he invited Emi Martinez to visit Kolkata, the city of Indian Football. However, at first, he thought that Kolkata was Bangaladesh, but it was Dutta who clarify him about the difference between these two.
It is a great step for Indian Football fans to welcome such a superstar into the country, which will motivate many young talents to do well in sports. Emi Martinez coming to India also shows a great character because he is still an active player, but even then, he came to India to visit his fan and be included in a place like this.
Argentina has a huge fan base in India, especially because of Messi, and the day Argentina won the FIFA World Cup, many fans jumped in the street to celebrate and party for Argentina’s glory.