Sports Day: Dhyan Chand used to do 'penance' as soon as the sun set, know 5 big things about his career - Newztezz Online


Monday, August 29, 2022

Sports Day: Dhyan Chand used to do 'penance' as soon as the sun set, know 5 big things about his career

August 29 is the birthday of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand and Sports Day is celebrated on this day to pay tribute to him.

August 29…This date is one of the most important days in Indian sports history. That is because on this day a player was born whose world of magic was crazy about the game. We are talking about Major Dhyan Chand, whose 117th birth anniversary is today. Major Dhyanchand, who is called the magician of hockey, was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad. This legendary player won Olympic gold medals for the hockey team in 1928, 1932 and 1936 with his brilliant performance.

PM Modi pays tribute to Dhyan Chand

This player, who belongs to a very simple family, also served the Indian Army and even today the world salutes this veteran. On the occasion of National Sports Day, PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah also remembered Dhyan Chand and congratulated the country on National Sports Day. Know more who was Major Dhyanchand and five big things of his career.

  1. Dhyan Chand had scored a total of 400 goals in his career. He played hockey from 1926 to 1948. During this, Hitler won India three consecutive gold medals in the Olympics.
  2. In 1935, the great cricketer Don Bradman met Dhyan Chand on the grounds of Adelaide. Bradman was stunned to see his game. Bradman had said that Dhyan Chand scores goals just as runs are scored in cricket.
  3. Dhyan Chand joined the Indian Army at the age of just 16. He started playing hockey in the army. Dhyan Chand used to practice hockey at night, so his colleagues started lovingly calling him Chand.
  4. Dhyanchand was offered German citizenship by Hitler after India won gold in the Berlin Olympics. Hitler was very impressed with Dhyanchand's game and he wanted to recruit this veteran player in the German army.
  5. Dhyan Chand's hockey was investigated in the Netherlands. The officials suspected that Dhyan Chand's hockey had a magnet, due to which the ball stuck to his hockey stick, but it was not so. Dhyan Chand's game was really nothing less than magic.

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