Hockey is a popular and exciting sport played by a lot of hockey professionals and enthusiasts all over the world. One country that really embraced the greatness of hockey as a sport is India. In India Hockey is the national game and it houses a number of excellent hockey professional players. In this regard, here are the top 10 greatest hockey players India has to offer:
10. Baboo Nimal
He was known to be amongst those excellent fullbacks in the history of Indian hockey teams. In 1936 Summer Olympics in which India captured the gold medal, he was one of the great players in the Indian hockey team.
9. Ashok Kumar
His excellent ball control and hockey skills made him extremely famous and exemplary in the world of hockey. He’s actually the son of Dhyan Chand, who happened to be an Indian hockey legend. In the year 1974, he was awarded with Arjuna Award because of his great performance in hockey.
8. Gagan Ajit Singh
He’s the son of the Indian hockey legend Ajit Singh. In the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, he’s one of the excellent players of the national hockey team of India. In these games, India captured the 7th place. The 2001 Junior World Cup title was captured by India under his captainship in the Indian junior team for hockey.
7. Ajit Pal Singh
During his time, he’s considered to be amongst the outstanding center-half in hockey the world has to offer. He’s one of those hockey players who bring honor to India when they won the championship game in the 3rd World Cup tournament in hockey in 1975.
6. Mohammed Shahid
His excellent dribbling skills in hockey made him to be a great Indian hockey player. He’s branded as “Best Forward” due to his exemplary performance in the Champions Trophy league in the year 1980. In fact, he was one of the best players in Asian All-Star team in the year 1986.