You had to be very good to find a men­tion in the mag­a­zine

Sportstar - - 40 SUPERSTARS -

Ire­spect am what I am be­cause I played hockey. There was a lot of

for hockey play­ers and I learnt it from watch­ing the game at packed sta­di­ums. Later I played in front of packed venues.

I al­ways looked for­ward to step­ping on to the hockey field. It gave me a lot of hap­pi­ness. I took pride in win­ning matches for the na­tion and I felt hap­pier when those ex­ploits would be writ­ten about in Sport­star. It was so in­spir­ing to see your pho­tographs pub­lished in Sport­star. You had to be very good to find a men­tion in Sport­star. There was no TV then and mag­a­zines would bring you de­tailed cov­er­age along with the news­pa­pers.

I am happy to note that Sport­star is 40 years old now. I wish the publishers of Sport­star the best.

Gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics

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