Virender Sehwag takes to Twitter in admiration of great hockey wizard Dhyan Chand; what he said

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New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2017 5:43:36 PM

As the nation celebrates 112th birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand today, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag uploaded a series of tweets on the hockey wizard.

Dhyan chand, hockey, Virender Sehwag, hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, National Sports DayVirender Sehwag speaks on how cricket’s ultimate legend Don Bradman had also praised Dhyan Chand. (PTI)

As the nation celebrates 112th birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand today, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag uploaded a series of tweets on the hockey wizard saying every child of the country must know about the legend. He also tweeted series of information  on Dhyan Chand. “Every child in the country must know about the legend Major Dhyanchand was. He joined the Indian army at the age of 16 and retired in 1956”, Sehwag said in a tweet.

The former Test cricketer also spoke on how cricket’s ultimate legend Don Bradman had also praised Dhyan Chand saying, “You score goals like runs”.

Giving more information, the former cricketer said the legend was called Dhyan Chand as he used to wait for the moon to come out for practice. “During the1936 Olympic final against Germany, it’s said that Dhyan Chand removed his spiked shoes and stockings in the second half and played barefoot”, Sehwag added.

Speaking about the Berlin Olympics in in 1936, Virender Sehwag tweeted on how, Dhyan Chand, who was a flag bearer had refused to salute German dictator Adolf Hitler. “It is said that in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Dhyan Chand who was the flag-bearer, refused to salute Adolf Hitler. What a man !”, he said. Sehwag also Talked about how posters were there during the sporting extravaganza welcoming India’s hero. “Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action,” posters read in the whole city, he added.

Earlier in the day, PM Narendra Modi also paid tributes the hockey wizard saying, “I pay tributes to the exemplary Major Dhyan Chand, whose legendary sporting skills did wonders for Indian hockey”. As Dhyanchand’s birthday is being celebrated in the country as National Sports Day, the prime minister in another tweet said, ” On NationalSportsDay, I congratulate all sportspersons and sports enthusiasts who pursue sports with great vigour and passion”.

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