“I was aiming to make my nation proud” –Hockey Legend Dhanraj Pillay

“I was aiming to make my nation proud” –Hockey Legend Dhanraj Pillay

Posted: July 16, 2019/ Under: Uncategorized / By :admin

“I was aiming to make my nation proud” –Hockey Legend Dhanraj Pillay.

I Would  like to share my young age hero in Hockey. when i was 15 , two players occupy my heart, one was Hockey legend Dhayan chand another one is the Black Tiger Dhanraj pillay. Few words about my hero Dhanraj…..

Dhanraj Pillay  was born 16 July 1968 in Pune. He is a retired Indian field hockey player and former captain of the Indian national team. He currently serves as the manager of the team. He is also a member of the ad hoc committee of Indian Hockey Federation, formed after the suspension of Kanwar Pal Singh Gill.[2] As a player, he is regarded one of India’s best ever.[3]

Pillay born to a Tamil family made his debut in 1989 with the national team and in a career spanning over 15 years, appeared for India in four Olympic GamesWorld Cups and Champion Trophies each. He made 339 appearances for the national team and is recorded, unofficially, to have scored 170 goals.[4] He also played for clubs in countries such as MalaysiaFranceEngland and Germany.[5] Recognizing his achievements, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India in 2000.

Dhanraj Pillay, whose career spanned from December 1989 to August 2004, played 339 international matches. The Indian Hockey Federation did not keep official statistics for the goals scored. There is no credible information on the number of International goals scored by Dhanraj. He scored around 170 goals in his career, according to both him and leading statisticians in the world. He is the only player to have played in four Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004), four World Cups (1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002), four Champions Trophies (1995, 1996, 2002, and 2003), and four Asian Games (1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002). India won the Asian Games (1998) and Asia Cup (2003) under his captaincy. He was also the highest goal scorer in the Bangkok Asian Games and was the only Indian player to figure in the World Eleven side during the 1994 World Cup at Sydney.


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