ACT triumph is an indication of better things ahead: Balbir Sr

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:00

New Delhi: Hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Sr feels that India`s triumph in the Asian Champions Trophy is an indication of better things to come in near future.

"I want to congratulate the players and team management for this victory. This victory has come after a long time. Even the Indians based in Canada are delirious at this achievement. Let`s hope that this is the beginning of a bright future for Indian hockey," said the 87-year-old legendary centre forward from Vancouver, where he is now based.

Balbir Sr, who was member of three Olympic gold-medal winning squads (London` 48, Helsinki `52 and Melbourne `56), who has now been away from India for decades feels that any victory on foreign soil makes NRI Olympians proud.

"I feel elated as all such victories of our team enhance the prestige of former Olympians living abroad. It reminds me the golden past of Indian Hockey," the veteran stated.



First Published: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:00

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