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Happy Birthday Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand
Author : Vinay Prakash
Date:29-08-2018 01:21:55PM

Major Dhyan Chand Born On 29th August 1905 .Dhyan Chand is remembered for his quick goal scoring and for winning three Olympic gold medals for India.Between 1922 and 1926 Dhyan Chand played hockey for army in hockey tournaments. He was soon selected for the Indian Army team which was tour to New Zealand. There the team won 18 matches, and lost 1, while 2 matches were drawn. Chand received tremendous praise from all the spectators. After this, Chand won the first of two test matches against New Zealand. After this victory, Chand was promoted to Lance Naik on his return to India.The biggest moment of Dhyan Chand’s career was in the final of the 1936 Olympics against Germany. Adolf Hitler was on hand to cheer Germany on and to meet Dhyan Chand. In the first half, India managed to score only one goal. Not being able to run on the field properly, Dhyan took off his shoes at half-time and went barefoot. He netted three goals in the second half to lead India to an 8-1 win and a third successive gold medal.