Indian Hockey Player Mohammed Shahid is No More [ Current Affairs ]

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Famous Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid passed away because of multiple organ failure in Gurugram, Haryana. He was 56 years old. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team. He made his debut in 1979 for the Indian junior side.

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About Mohammed Shahid:

  • He was born on 14, April 1960, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and he was an Indian hockey player.
  • He is considered one of India’s best hockey players and known for his dribbling skills.
  • In 1979 Junior World Cup, he had made his first appearance for India at international level in the junior team held in France.
  • The biggest contribution to the Hockey game was the ‘half push- half hit’.
  • He used a stroke to hit the ball using the same grip used to dribble the ball.
  • The stroke or technique did not exist in a field hockey player’s catalogue or in the game’s coaching manual.

Awards and Honours:

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- Published on: July 21, 2016