Mohammed Shahid: Field Hockey

Mohammed Shahid (born 14 April 1960) is a former Indian hockey player who was considered to be one of the best dribblers in the world in history. He was selected for the Junior Indian Hickey team when he was only nineteen, participated in the Junior World Cup that was held in France. One year later, Shahid was able to find a place for himself in the Senior National Hockey Team of his country and later represented India at International Hockey Tournament and many more.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Mohammed Shahid and his team won gold during the 1980 Moscow Olympics, silver during the 1982 Delhi Asian Games and bronze during the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. He received the Best Forward of 1980 Champions Trophy. Shahid became a member of the Asian All-Star team in 1986, received the Arjuna Award in 1980-1981, an award to honor his outstanding services to the nation in the sport of Hockey and the Padma Shri in 1986.

Why Was He So Good?

Shahid as an Indian hockey player was very famous because of his dribbling skills. He was an aggressive Left alongside Zafar Iqbal who then formed a sharp weapon to be able to cut through even the strongest defenses in World Hockey during his era. He was a gifted player but he didn’t utilize his talent properly – a great forwarder but wasn’t able to show his ability as a striker.

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