Which Sporstman is known as ‘The Wizard of Hockey’?

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Sunita  Singh asked 04-Feb-2018 in General Knowledge by Sunita Singh

Which Sporstman is known as ‘The Wizard of Hockey’?

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Vishal Kesarwani answered 05-Feb-2018 by Vishal Kesarwani

"Dhyanchand "

Which Sporstman is known as ‘The Wizard of Hockey’?

Dhyan Chand is renowned as “The Wizard of Hockey” because of his superb control over the ball with his hockey stick. Dhyan Chand was among the finest hockey player of India, known for his extraordinary skills of scoring goals during his era India was the most dominating country in Hockey. India consecutively won three Olympic Golds in 1928, 1932 and 1936. 

By going through the facts I literally got astonished that through his influence India won seven out of eight gold medals in Olympics which took place in between 1928 to 1964. His contribution in making India win three Olympic Gold medals in 1928, 32 and 36 couldn’t be described in words.

Which Sporstman is known as ‘The Wizard of Hockey’?

He played his final match in the year 1948 and holds the record of hitting 400 international goals which is simply an amazing milestone to achieve.
To honor him the National Hockey stadium in Delhi was been renamed as Dhyan Chand stadium in the year 2002. He has also has served in the Indian Army when he was just 16 years of age and he retired when he was a major.

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Shreyas Tandon answered 20-Feb-2018 by Shreyas Tandon

                                                         Which Sporstman is known as ‘The Wizard of Hockey’?

The Wizard of Hockey
The man who ruled the world with a hockey stick…the legendary late Shri Major Dhyan Chand…a man who is better known to the world as “The Wizard of Hockey”, was no ordinary human being. His name is forever stored in the hall of fame & is someone who is deeply revered by the hockey players all around the world. His name is associated with some of the people of our country who uplifted the status of our country among the elite.
  Dhyan Chand was a “Lance Naik” in the Indian Army and he is without ant doubt, one of the greatest hockey players to have ever lived on this plane of existence. To the uninitiated in the game of Hockey, or those who are more familiar with the game of cricket than hockey, they might think of him as hockey’s Sir Don Bradman to under the stature of Major Dhyan Chand.  
Once, after watching Major Dhyan Chand playing hockey in his spectacular way at Adelaide in 1935, Sir Don Bradman was so impressed that, the great Australian cricketer remarked, “He scores goals like runs in cricket”.

Which Sporstman is known as ‘The Wizard of Hockey’?

There was a reason why he was known to the world as a magician…a wizard of Hockey. Actually, there were plenty of reasons. He was the kind of player who would never hold onto the ball for even a second more than what was necessary. He had such an exuberant confidence that he would ask his teammates to pass on the ball to him and then, he would easily do the rest. If the ground is slippery due to rain a night before the match, he would take out his shoes and would play with bare feet. His spectacular stick work and the way he used to move with the ball would puzzle all the spectators present in the stadium to watch the game.

UTKARSHASINGHROUL commented 08-Feb-2019 by UTKARSHASINGHROUL
Thank You for the ans.
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