5 things you probably didn’t know about Indian sports personalities
by Vibhuti Gupta, Monday, March 26, 2018
Every sportsperson is nothing but a dreamer who loves a sport and worked hard in achieving his/her dream. By living their dream, these sports personalities make India proud and their awe-inspiring performances inspire millions of youngsters to do something good!
While the world is too familiar with the great sportsmen and women and their endless achievements, there still remain some lesser-known facts about them. So let's get right into it!
Prakash Padukone purposely conceded a point against his idol, Rudy Hartono out of respect
During the 1980 Swedish Open, Prakash said, "I could have beaten him 15-0 in that last game but I couldn't do that to my idol, I conceded a point and finished the game."
Vishwananthan Anand is the first sportsperson in India to win the Padma Vibhushan
Wrestler Sushil Kumar's father was a DTC bus driver
Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's family missed his Olympic moment due to cable strike
While Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won the silver medal at the Athens Olympics, his family could not view the magical moment because of a cable operator's strike. His wife got updates from a DD reporter over the phone.
God of Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan once
Shocked? Well there is so much more to know here. Stay tuned for more updates!
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