The Indian hockey team is the national men's team of India representing the field hockey on the international hockey forum. It was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. Indian hockey team has also been the winner of the Olympic gold medal eight times, which is a record in itself. The Indian hockey team has always been full of wizards of the game. From the legendary Dhyan Chand to the inspirational Dhanraj Pillay, Indian hockey players have delighted hockey connoisseurs around the world. Read on to explore more about some of the famous Indian hockey players.
Dhyam Chand was arguably the greatest player the game of hockey in the
world. He has won three Olympic gold medals and has also be rewarded
with the third highest civilian award of India-the Padma Bhushan. His
genius went beyond national boundaries and he is still remembered as the
most talented player India ever had.
Leslie Claudius is one of the most famous players of the Indian hockey
team. Born on March 25, 1927, Claudius is regarded as one of the finest
right-halves Indian hockey team ever had.
Balbir Singh Sr.
Born on October 10, 1924, Balbir Singh Sr. was one of the best
centre-forwards to have played for India. He was a member of the gold
winning Indian team in the Olympic for three consecutive tournaments.
Ajit Pal Singh
Ajit Pal was one of the most outstanding centre-half the Indain hocket
team ever had. He was also the captain of the World Cup winning hockey
team in 1975.
Udham Singh was one of the best hockey players and coach the Indian
hockey team ever has. He was also an Arjuna Award receiver.
K. D. Singh Babu
Kunwar Digvijay Singh, popularly knows as K. D. Singh Babu was born in
Bara Banki in UP. He is one of the few hockey players to receive Padma
Shree, one of the highest Civilian Award in the country.
Mohammad Shahid was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He is regarded as
one of the best forwards of Indian hockey team ever. He has been awarded
with Padma Shree, one of the highest Civilian Award in the country as
well as with Arjuna Award.
Dhanraj Pillay is one of the ace Indian strikers of the Indian team
ever. He was born on July 16, 1968 at Kirkee in Maharashtra. He has been
awarded with prestigious awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and
Padma Shree, one of the highest Civilian Award in the country.
Gagan Ajit Singh
Gagan Ajit Singh is one of the foundations of the present Indian hockey
team. Born on December 9, 1980, at Ferozepore, Punjab, Singh belongs to
a family of ace hockey players. He is one of the finest centre forwards
the Indian hockey team ever had.