Buenos Aires [Argentina]May 4 (ANI): The iconic T-shirt of football legend Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” became the world’s most expensive sporting item after it was sold at auction for more than 67 rupees on Wednesday.
Mike wore the iconic number 10 when he scored his infamous “Hand of God” goal during the second half of the clash against England at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
The iconic possession was put up for auction by Englishman Steve Hodge, who after the match became the lucky one who exchanged a T-shirt with the Argentine grand.
Sotheby’s auction house estimated the price at Rs 38 to Rs 57 per T-shirt, but it reached an estimated price within hours of the auction and then surpassed baseball legend T-shirt record Babe Ruth in 2019.
Earlier, Maradona’s family claimed that the T-shirt that Hodge put up for auction was not real, but the one that Maradona wore in the first half of the game.
Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020. He was 60 when he exhaled. (ANI)