December 3rd marks the 39th death anniversary of the greatest exponent of the hockey stick, Major Dhyan Chand. People from all walks of life took to various social media platforms and paid tributes to the legend.
Major Dhyan Chand was the original master of the game; a magician with the hockey stick. It was said the opponents suspected that his hockey stick was equipped with some kind of a ball-attracting element. The ball would remain glued to his stick and the game would be reduced to a one-man show with Dhyan Chand scoring at will from all angles possible. Not just the opponents but even some of his team-mates would just be reduced to spectators as Dhyan Chand left everyone on the field in a trance.
भारतीय हॉकी टीम के भूतपूर्व कप्तान, विश्व हॉकी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ खिलाड़ी एवं हॉकी के जादूगर मेजर ध्यानचंद जी की पुण्यतिथि पर उन्हें विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि। pic.twitter.com/3s0IdI3zjE
Major Dhyan Chand who was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad breathed his last in Delhi on 3rd December 1979. The highly decorated wizard of hockey was instrumental in winning 3 Gold medals in Olympics before India became independent.
Remembering and paying tributes to Major #DhyanChand, one of the greatest Hockey players of all times on his death anniversary..
I urge the youth to actively choose and pursue a sport along with studies. Physical fitness is as important as mental abilities.. pic.twitter.com/T6cqtXT8oZ