One of the most lethal goal poachers to ever don the jersey of the Brazil national football team, Ronaldo, is reportedly going to be seen during an Indian Super League (ISL) game this season, according to The Times of India.
The 39-year-old is slated to be present as special guest during the game between Delhi Dynamos and Mumbai City FC on 6 November at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital, the TOI has quoted sources as saying.
It is believed that Delhi Dynamos marquee player-cum-manager Roberto Carlos' proximity to the legendary striker may have made the possibility of Indian fans getting to see Ronaldo from such close quarters.
According to the Indian newspaper, the Delhi ISL franchise is now working out the schedule of Ronaldo's trip and other logistical issues.
"Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo are like best friends. Carlos calls him every day, and invited him to see the Dynamos play," Renatta Millington, Delhi Dynamos' media manager, who also doubles up as the Portuguese-speaking Carlos' translator, was quoted as saying by the PTI.
The former Inter Milan, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona star is expected to be on a packed schedule, and it has not been learnt yet whether he will stay beyond the ISL game. Also, whether Carlos can urge his former national teammate to display his magic once more in front of the high-capacity stadium on matchday also remains to be seen.
Ronaldo, nicknamed "The Phenomenon", remained a dream of a striker for those who followed football during the late 90s and the early 2000s. He was a part of the Brazillian squad that won the 1994 World Cup, but did not play a game.
However, his exploits in the 1998, 2002, and 2006 FIFA World Cups made Ronaldo a household name. The 39-year-old was the Golden Boot winner in the 1998 World Cup, and retired from his international career after scoring 62 times in 98 matches.
Recently, Brazillian legend Pele also made an appearance in the ISL game between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.