Comparison – Goal scorers
Sometimes, there is a gossip in the air that I scored most goals only because I received more passes than other centre-forwards. The following comparative statement should clear this misconception and set the record straight.
London Olympics 48
-31 Jul 48 – Sat - against Austria at Sadbury = 8-0
Jansen-4, Babu-2, Kishan-1 &
-04 Aug –Wed – against Argentina at Park Royal = 9-1
-06 Aug – Fri – against Spain at Chiswick 2-0
Tarlochan-1, Babu-1 &
-09 Aug Mon – against Holland at Wembley = 2-1
-12 Aug Thu – against Great Britain at Wembley =4-0
Tarlochan-1 in 50th minute, Jansen-1 in 63rd minute &
(CF Balbir-2 in 7th and 15th minutes)-----
Note: India played 5 matches and tried four centre-forwards.
1. Three centre forwards played a match each on 31st Jul, 6th Aug & 9th Aug and scored only 2 of the 12 goals scored by the team in three matches.
In the same team, the fourth centre forward played two matches on 4th Aug & 12th Aug and scored 8 of the 13 goals scored by the team in two matches.
Helsinki Olympics 52
17 Jul 52 – Against Austria = 4-0
Raghbir-1 in 32nd minute, Gentle-1 in 39th minute, Babu-1 in 55th minute &
(CF Balbir-1 in 57th minute)
Against Great Britain= 3-1
(CF Balbir-3 in 1st, 14th & 26th minutes)
Against Holland= 6-1
Babu-1 in 25th minute &
(CF Balbir in 5th, 9th, 33rd, 45th & 65th minutes)
Note: Five of six in final and eight of nine goals in semifinal and final together are probably two Olympic Records since Helsinki Games-1952.