World T20: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr wishes Dhoni and co good luck ahead of Australia match

Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr met the Indian cricket team members on Saturday, wishing them luck ahead of Sunday's crucial ICC World T20 tie against Australia.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh (left) with Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni. PTI

Hockey legend Balbir Singh (left) with Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni. PTI

The 92-year-old, member of three Olympic gold-medal winning teams, met Dhoni and his teammates at the IS Bindra PCA
stadium at Mohali this evening. Balbir Singh, who was part the famous gold winning teams from 1948 to 1956 Olympics, wished the team the very best for Sunday's game and hoped that they would lift the title.

Dhoni, on behalf of his team, thanked him and asked him about his health, to which the legend smiled and replied, "your victory contributes towards my good health".

Talking to PTI, Balbir Singh said, "I came today to wish the team to win their third World title and complete their own golden hat-trick."

India won the World T20 title in 2007 and 50-over World Cup in 2011.

PTI


Updated Date: Mar 27, 2016 15:11 PM

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