Down the memory lane
As sports persons across the country celebrate Dhyan Chand's birthday as National Sports Day on Sunday, many may not aware of the fact that Sri Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad played a vital role in Indian hockey team's victory in 1936 Olympics finals.
Let’s go down the memory lane of 1936 Olympics :
Indian team would have probably lost against
Went on to score seven goals against
Historians say that Indian players were very nervous in finals against
Written in SayajiraoGaekwad's Biography by Dr Damodar Nene,
Sri, Sayajirao's pep-talk:
Sayajirao met Dhyan Chand and other hockey players during the half time and asked them why they were not playing to their potential. "Dhyan Chand said he had the habit of playing bare foot and was finding it difficult to play in shoes. Sayajirao told Dhyan Chand promptly to remove shoes and play. He also had a brief but inspirational chat with other players. He told the team, ‘win you must' and a big prize is awaiting you'.
Dhyan Chand than removed his shoes in second half and scored three goals. The game had a lasting effect on Hitler who even offered Dhyan Chand a colonel's rank if he agreed to play for
The Legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand's aggressive as well as composed play against
Dear friend so i request you all on the day of he Legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand's birth day to be the part of Sri Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad and play a vital role in Indian sports and help to younger & future Legend and in mean time my hearty wishes to all youth who have taken part in youth Olympic