Who Was Dhyanchand?

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  1. Aum

    Aum New Member

    Once Upon A Time Indian Hockey Team Was On Foreign Tour, They Played 48 Matches And Won All Of
    Them and Dhyanchand Scored 400 Goals Alone...3 Olympic Gold Medals. India Was Unbeatable For 20 Years. We Beat US in A Olympic Match By 24 Goals Which Is Stile A World Record And Since Then US People Forget How To Play Hockey....

    Dhyanchand LED INDIA both in HOKEY FIELD and BATTLE FIELD.

    Major Dhyan Chand- The Greatest Hockey Player (The Magician) .
    1. Three consecutive Olympic Gold medals
    2. Over 400 international goals (1000 overall!)

    Once Major Dhyan Chand was not able to score a goal against the opposition team. After several misses, he argued with the match referee regarding the measurement of the goal post, and amazingly, he was proven right!

    In the 1936 Olympics, Dhyan Chand's magical stickwork drew large crowds. A German newspaper had headline:
    'The Olympic complex now has a magic show too.'
    The next day, there were posters all over Berlin:
    "Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action."

    India won gold by defeating Mighty Germany with 7 goals lead!!
    and He alone scored 6 Goals.

    The HITLAR was so impressed by Dhyan Chand's wizardry with the stick that he offered the Indian a chance to move to Germany and the post of Colonel in his army


    He refused the offer with a smile continued his service in the Indian Army.

    During a match with Germany in the 1936 Olympics, Dhyan Chand lost a tooth in a collision with the aggressive goalkeeper. Returning to the field after medical attention, Dhyan Chand reportedly told the players to "TEACH A LESSON" to the Germans BY NOT SCORING. The Indians repeatedly took the ball to the German circle only to backpedal.

    Sir Don Bradman and Dhyan Chand once came face to face at Adelaide in 1935. After watching Dhyan Chand in action, Don Bradman remarked
    "He scores goals like runs in cricket"

    Residents of Vienna, Austria, have set up a statue of him with four hands and four sticks, depicting his control and mastery over the ball.

    Last and Best.
    In his last days, he was short of money. But he never coached any foreign team for the fear of his team defeating the Indian team.

    Though he was respected all over the world, he never got love and respect from his own country. (He wasn't a cricketer/film star, you know!) Once when he was old, he went to a tournament in Ahmedabad and they turned him away NOT KNOWING WHO HE WAS.
    Even today, sadly,the scene is no different.
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