Former Indian Hockey player Dhanraj Pillay celebrates his 52nd birthday today (July 16, 2020). Pillay made his debut for India in December 1989 against China. He is considered by many as one of the greatest players ever to represent India and is also a former captain of the national team. In a career spanning over 15 years, Dhanraj made more than 330 appearances for India and is recorded, unofficially, to have scored 170 goals.