Main Dhyan Chand led India to a few Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.© Twitter
Former Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman have been amongst many sports activities stars who paid their tribute to legendary hockey participant Main Dhyan Chand on his 115th delivery anniversary. Main Dhyan Chand led India to a few Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. He performed a vital function in India’s 8-1 conquer Germany within the 1936 Berlin Olympic closing, rising because the top-scorer with three targets. He was additionally the main goal-scorer on the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, scoring 14 targets. Main Dhyan Chand has been conferred with a number of honours, which incorporates India’s third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956. Sehwag paid tribute to Main Dhyan Chand, calling for a Bharat Ratna to be awarded to the “legend”.
“Tributes to the Bharat Ratna, Main Dhyanchand on his delivery anniversary. It is excessive time the legend who’s a Bharat Ratna receives the Bharat Ratna. #NationalSportsDay,” the previous India opener tweeted.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 29, 2020
Laxman additional described Main Dhyan Chand as “one of the crucial inspiring sportsman the world has ever seen”.
“Heartfelt tributes to one of the crucial inspiring sportsman the world has ever seen, the legendary Main Dhyanchand on his delivery anniversary. #NationalSportsDay,” he tweeted.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 29, 2020
Main Dhyan Chand scored greater than 400 targets in a profession spanning over 22 years. The legendary hockey participant served because the chief coach on the Nationwide Institute of Sports activities in Patiala for a brief interval, following his retirement.
He additionally taught at many teaching camps in Rajasthan. Curiously, the hockey star’s unique title was Dhyan Singh.
Nevertheless, he was named Chand – ‘the moon’ by his teammates, as he used to observe within the moonlight, as there have been no floodlights in India on the time.
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