New Delhi: Today is the death anniversary of Major Dhyanchand, a great hockey player and magician. He is not the best player of world hockey but of India. He has won the Olympic gold medal for India three times. When he used to play in the field, the ball used to stick to his hockey stick. Sir Don Bradman and Hitler of his hockey were also convincing. Let us know 10 special things about them.
1- Dhyan Chand was admitted to the Indian Army at the age of just 16 years. After which he started playing hockey. Dhyan Chand used to practice till late night and that is why friends named him Chand.
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2- Indian hockey team has won Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936 and Dhyan Chand represented India on all three times.
3- Major Dhyanchand had scored 14 goals in the 1928 Olympic Games. He was the highest scorer in that tournament. After this, a newspaper in Amsterdam called him a hockey wizard.
4- Dhyan Chand was most liked by the Bigton Club Finals game played between Calcutta Customs and Jhansi Heroes in 1933.
5- In 1935, India toured Australia and New Zealand. Here Dhyan Chand (Major Dhyan Chand) played 48 matches and scored 201 goals.
6- Sir Don Bradman met Dhyan Chand in 1935. Cricket’s greatest batsman Don Bradman also became convinced of him. He said, Dhyan Chand scores such goals in hockey, as we score runs in cricket.
7- The final was between India and Germany at the Berlin Olympics. In the second half of Mokabale, Dhyan Chand played barefoot hockey by taking off shoes and defeated Germany 8–1.
8- India also got gold in Berlin Olympics and Dhyan Chand’s performance made Hitler his fan. Hitler invited Dhyan Chand to eat and asked him to play from Germany as well as he was given the greed to become colonel but Dhyan Chand chose Hindustan.
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9- Major Dhyan Chand, one of the world’s greatest hockey players, has scored 400 goals in international hockey.
10- Major Dhyanchand’s records are so amazing but despite this, this great player has not been awarded Bharat Ratna till date. Every year, the sports world demands to give him Bharat Ratna on the day of Sports Day, but till now this demand is being ignored.