Stars Of Indian Hockey


By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 27, 2021

Hindustan Times


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India has a strong hockey history, and several players have played a significant role in shaping it. Here are some of the stars of Indian Hockey

Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand was dubbed the "Wizard" because of his talent with a ball on the end of his stick and his propensity for getting into scoring positions for the team

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Balbir Singh Sr.

One of the finest center-forwards in hockey history. In 1957, he received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour

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Mohammad Shahid

Mohammad Shahid was regarded as one of the country's best hockey players and played an important role in India’s last Olympic gold medal in hockey

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Sandeep Singh

Known for miraculous return to the game after being paralyzed in an accident, the ex-captain of the Indian team is also famous for his drag flicks

Dhanraj Pillay

Unquestionably one of the finest forwards in the world of hockey, the Indian hockey team's ex-captain is known for his dribbling skills

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Ajit Pal Singh

The former captain of the Indian hockey team is recognized as one of the best centre-backs in the world

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Harmanpreet Singh

One of the biggest stars of India's campaign at the Tokyo Olympics, Harmanpreet contributed a total of four goals for India with his drag flicks

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PR Sreejesh

One of the most prominent goalkeepers in Indian hockey history, the veteran keeper has cemented his legendary reputation with an Olympic Bronze at the Tokyo games

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Vivek Sagar Prasad

The second-youngest player ever to debut for India at 17 years, Vivek was named the FIH Rising Star of the Year in 2019 making him the first Indian to do so

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