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Dhanraj Pillay Biography

Dhanraj Pillay is a field hockey player and former captain of the Indian hockey team. Dhanraj Pillay's debut in international hockey was in 1989 when he represented the Nation in the Allwyn Asia Cup in New Delhi. Dhanraj Pillay, whose hockey profile spanned from December 1989 to August 2004, played 339 international matches. He scored around 170 goals in his career. He is the only player to have played in four Olympics, four World Cups, four Champions Trophies and four Asian Games. India won the 1998 Asian Games and 2003 Asia Cup under his captaincy.   He is the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 1999-2000. He was awarded the Padma Shri, a civilian award in 2000. He was the winning captain of the victorious Asian Games 2002 hockey team. He was awarded the player of the tournament award in the 2002 Champions trophy held at Cologne, Germany.  

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Watch: Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza and others star in spine-tingling rendition of the national anthem
Watch: Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza and others star in spine-tingling rendition of the national anthem
Watch India's greatest sporting heroes singing the national anthem on this Republic Day.
Former hockey stars laud India's ACT title win
Former hockey stars laud India's ACT title win
Next target should be beating stronger teams, say Gurbux and Pillay
Next target should be beating stronger teams, say Gurbux and Pillay
Thank you Mohammed Shahid for those dribbles and magical stick work
Thank you Mohammed Shahid for those dribbles and magical stick work
Tribute to an exceptional master of hockey and a humble gentleman who wanted to live a simple life with his family in the city he loved.
Rio Olympics 2016: Dhanraj Pillay confident about Indian Hockey team's potential
Rio Olympics 2016: Dhanraj Pillay confident about Indian Hockey team's potential
The Indian Hockey legend compared the team to 2000 Sydney Olympic's one.
10 facts you may not know about Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay
10 facts you may not know about Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay
Modern day Indian hockey's biggest hero Dhanraj Pillay turned 48 recently.
Remembering 'Puneri Toofan' Dhanraj Pillay on his birthday
Remembering 'Puneri Toofan' Dhanraj Pillay on his birthday
Dhanraj was noted for his shrewd attacking sensibilities, playing as a striker and particularly as a pacy forward.
'My Olympic Journey' review: A riveting read on some of India's greatest sportspersons
'My Olympic Journey' review: A riveting read on some of India's greatest sportspersons
A review of 'My Olympic Journey', the book co-authored by Digvijay Singh Deo and Amit Bose.
Dhanraj Pillay thanks PM Narendra Modi for helping ailing Mohammad Shahid
Dhanraj Pillay thanks PM Narendra Modi for helping ailing Mohammad Shahid
Pillay had appealed to the Prime Minister along with other ministries and associations, seeking help for his treatment.
Dhanraj Pillay appeals to PM Narendra Modi for Mohammad Shahid's treatment
Dhanraj Pillay appeals to PM Narendra Modi for Mohammad Shahid's treatment
Shahid, a member of the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning team has been admitted to hospital for liver and kidney problems.
Ex-India hockey Captain Dhanraj Pillay buys team in Mumbai Super Table Tennis League
Ex-India hockey Captain Dhanraj Pillay buys team in Mumbai Super Table Tennis League
Pillay said his decision to buy the team would lead to a better involvement in the game of table-tennis.
Rio Olympics 2016: India's Olympic dream - what you as a die-hard cricket fan can do to help
Rio Olympics 2016: India's Olympic dream - what you as a die-hard cricket fan can do to help
A open letter to all Indians and cricket fanatics in India.
Rio Olympics 2016: 5 potential replacements for Salman Khan as brand ambassador
Rio Olympics 2016: 5 potential replacements for Salman Khan as brand ambassador
Bollywood is not everything in India.
The top 10 role models of Indian sports
The top 10 role models of Indian sports
Sachin has adopted a village, Puttamraju Kandriga, in Nellore It wasn’t too long ago that the landscape of Indian sports was dominated by ju ...
Sanath Jayasuriya to be present at the closing ceremony of Udghosh 2015
Sanath Jayasuriya to be present at the closing ceremony of Udghosh 2015
Udghosh 2015 is set to have former Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya as its chief guest for its closing ceremony.
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