To the few uninitiated Alessandro Del Piero, garlanded with marigold, was mistaken for a Hollywood star before the many football aficionados sent across the message that the biggest attraction of the inaugural Indian Super League has just landed in the Capital.
The moment the Capital's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Thursday with star Italian playmaker and striker Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League.
Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers.
Getting a chance to interact with two global sporting legends in a space of two months is an experience in itself and Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels "blessed" to have interacted with Pele and now Usain Bolt.
Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.
Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa`s save to deny Brazil`s Neymar in Tuesday`s World Cup match was almost as good as the one Gordon Banks made for England against Pele in 1970 and could be a good omen for Brazil, the great Brazilian said.
When Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded last year`s Ballon d`Or in recognition of his dazzling achievements over the course of 2013 he naturally had plenty of reason to celebrate although one could forgive him for feeling apprehensive about his country`s hopes at the World Cup in Brazil.