Goal-scoring machine par excellence, Balbir Singh Senior's legacy is secure in pantheon of India's hockey greats
History will look at Balbir generously, as an Indian hockey star revered and venerated almost as much as Dhyan Chand. Both won three Olympic golds. Both set extremely high standards.
Balbir Singh Senior's death evoked emotional tributes from Pakistan's hockey community, which described the legendary centre-forward's demise as a big loss to the sport in general and the sub-continent in particular.