Indian Football Legend and former first-class cricketer Chunni Goswami die at the age of 82, let’s view major achievements he won for the country.
This past week has been tough for India, as it has seen two major deaths of stars in Bollywood. But at the same time, India also lost a huge sporting icon, Chunni Goswami.
The former Football legend and India’s captain, who led the team in Asian Games 1962’s glorious gold medal win. Two years later he made his team grab the silver medal in the Asia Cup and narrowly lost to Burma in Mardeka football six months later.
Goswami was famous for his skills and impressed football fans not only in India but also in abroad. The European giant Tottenham Hotspur offered him a trial, which he refused immediately.
Goswami dedicated his whole career to Mohun Bagan and gave around 50 appearances for the national team, he took retirement from the national team at the age of 27.
Apart from his football skills, Goswami was brilliant in cricket too. He had represented Bengal in the first-class cricket, after his retirement from football, he gave full attention to cricket.
In 1966, he and Subroto Guha plotted the historic innings defeat of Gary Sobers’ West Indies by the combined Central and East Zone team under Hanumant Singh in Indore. Goswami took eight wickets in that fixture.
He was appointed the Bengal Ranji Trophy captain in 1971-72 season and under his captaincy, the team reached the final, before losing against Bombay at the Brabourne Stadium.
His demise was announced by his family on Thursday. For the last few months, Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostate and nerve problems.
Goswami was among the crucial players during the golden era of the Indian football, and the Indian football fans mourned his death.