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Fascinating Facts About Indian Sports Legends

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There are various fascinating Indian Sports facts about legends who have bought pride for the nation that are probably unknown to several people. 

Fascinating Facts About Indian Sports Legends:

Sachin Tendulkar Fielded For Pakistan Once:

Pakistan and India played an exhibition match ahead of a test series in 1987 where Imran Khan’s team had a shortage of fielders. So, it was then that Sachin Tendulkar was asked to field for Pakistan when he was thirteen years old.

P.T.Usha Started Her Profession With The Scholarship Of Rs 250:

Usha had ill health and faced poverty. But, her athletic skills won her Rs250 each and every month which allowed her to pursue studies in a sports school at Kannur in Kerala where she was trained and ultimately became the “Master of Field and Track” in the country.

Sunil Gavaskar Protected A Family From Conspiracy During The Hindu-Muslim Riots In 1992-1993:

Top 5 Sports news revealed that Gavaskar saw a family in a taxi which has been chased by a mob from his window and he immediately requested his spouse to call down the police and ran down to stand between taxi and mob. 

Rahul Dravid Has A “Wall” Allocated To Him:

Rahul Dravid has a wall made of 10,000 bricks opposite to Chinnasamy Stadium in Bengaluru as a token of celebrating Dravid’s landmark of crossing 10,000 runs. The wall launched by Sachin Tendulkar also has an electronic meter displaying his entire runs which were stable at 13,288 after his retirement.

Vishwanathan Anand Was The First Athlete For Winning The Padma Vibhushan:

Vishwanathan Anand received the honor of winning the Padma Vibhushan in 2007 which is the second-highest recognized award given in India that made him the first sportsperson in Indian history to accomplish this.

Thus, all the above fascinating facts about the legends have been given by reputable celebrities in the Best Sports interviews which have inspired several aspirants to become better at organizing skills and time management which would help them succeed later in their life.