Reality of hockey: Played hockey national eight times, now shoes are being sewn for livelihood, 2 players are frying fish, third is running Dhaba.

Reality of hockey: Played hockey national eight times, now shoes are being sewn for livelihood, 2 players are frying fish, third is running Dhaba.

Vishwajit Mehra, who played against the country’s legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillai, is living a life of oblivion. At the same time, his brother Sanjeev Mehra has also been a national player. Today the game has ignored them. In which both the brothers are forced to sell fish. Another hockey player of the state is Subhash Chand, who has played 8 times in national hockey. Today, due to the carelessness of the sports federation, they are making a living by sewing shoes.

Two brothers of hockey national players are frying fish in Himachal, the third one is running the Dhaba.

Vishwajit Mehra of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, who has played against legendary hockey players Dhanraj Pillai and Pargat Singh, is lost in the darkness of oblivion. His brother Sanjeev Mehra has also been a national player. Both brothers are forced to sell fish. Another player is only Mehra. He is running a dhaba. 

The men’s and women’s hockey teams created history in the Tokyo Olympics. The men’s team has reached the semi-finals after 49 years, while the women’s team has won the semi-final ticket for the first time by defeating Australia.

In Himachal Pradesh today, the national level players are living a life of oblivion due to the brutality of the government.

It was a wonderful day for Indian sports fans. At the same time, the men’s and women’s hockey team has created history in the Tokyo Olympics. In such a situation, the men’s team has reached the semi-finals after almost 49 years, while the women’s team has won the semi-final ticket for the first time by defeating Australia. It is time for the country to feel proud, but it is the country’s misfortune that many such players have been ignored even today.

Played hockey national eight times, now shoes are being sewn for livelihood, 2 players are frying fish, third is running dhaba.

In fact, according to the report published in Amar Ujala, Vishwajit Mehra of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, who played against the country’s legendary hockey player Dhanraj Pillai, is living a life of oblivion. At the same time, his brother Sanjeev Mehra has also been a national player. Today the game has ignored them. In which both the brothers are forced to sell fish. Another player is only Mehra. They do the work of running a dhaba. Former national hockey player Vishwajit Mehra told that he has been in the national team 5 times. He said that playing against Dhanraj Pillay and Pargat Singh was the best moment for me.

According to the report, Kewal Mehra, who was the state level champion, told that he is unable to express his happiness after seeing the performance of the Indian team in the Tokyo Olympics. He said that such enthusiasm was seen against the Delhi team in a match played in 1983. In this match his team defeated Delhi. Mehra said that the first hostel of hockey was opened in Chamba in the year 1986-87. He told that in 1988 he remained in the national team. Although he is still making his living by selling fish.

Reality of hockey: Played hockey national eight times, now shoes are being sewn for livelihood, 2 players are frying fish, third is running Dhaba.
Reality of hockey: Played hockey national eight times, now shoes are being sewn for livelihood, 2 players are frying fish, third is running Dhaba.

Another hockey player from Hamirpur, the home district of Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, is Subhash Chand, who has played national hockey 8 times. According to Subhash Chand, he has played eight times in the National in many categories in the 90s. However, today he is fascinated by pie and to feed himself and his family, he has to work in making shoes. They tell that Subhash Chand has high hopes from Anurag Thakur, who recently became the Union Sports Minister.