Dilip Tirkey and the legend of Jaipal Singh Munda

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A brilliant article on two tribal Hockey players, who went beyond the turf.

An Indian story we don’t hear often
 

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I Congratulate Dilip Tirkey for becoming an MP, perhaps the first hockey player?? - At least in recent times.The article didn't spray information about Tiger Pataudi, another Maharaja who became a sportsman.
 

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The oldest person to make his first-class debut as well as to play first-class cricket was Raja Maharaj Singh at the age of 72.Lots of Maharajas in Cricket doing lots of weird things. Like when BB Nimbalkar was about to break Bradman's record of 452 runs in FC Cricket, the captain (a Maharaja) conceded the game. The article is about how Hockey has since its inception been more representative of India than Cricket, which was controlled by the Maharajas in the early years.
 

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Maharaja becoming sports person is not new. Anyone knows about Vizzy? He brought typical maharaja domination in sport with power and not skill.
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And nowadays, politicians influence. You know son of (a) politicians represented Indian Cricket Team due to power and influence.
The article is about how Hockey has since its inception been more representative of India than Cricket, which was controlled by the Maharajas in the early years.
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