Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket crew, has mourned the demise of veteran hockey participant Balbir Singh Sr. (Balbir Singh Sr.), who gave Olympic hockey to the hockey crew 3 times. Tributes have been paid by way of the media.
Balbir Singh, 95, took his final breath on Monday morning. He was sick for a very long time and was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mohali. <! –
Balbir Singh was admitted to the hospital on 8 May.
He was in a semi aware state from May 18 and a blood clot had frozen in his mind. He was admitted to hospital after pneumonia and excessive fever in his lungs. Abhijeet Singh, director of Fortis Hospital in Mohali, confirmed his demise.
Kohli tweeted, 'Very unhappy to listen to the information of the demise of the good Balbir Singh Sr. My condolences are along with his household in instances of grief.
Saddened to listen to concerning the passing of the legend, Balbir Singh Sr. My ideas and prayers exit to his household on this time of sorrow @BalbirSenior
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 25, 2020
Apart from Kohli, former veteran spinner Bishan Singh Bedi additionally shared the previous picture with Balbir Singh and remembered him.
India's Greatest Hockey Player since Independence Sardar Balbir Singh Sr isn’t any extra..Long Live Sardar Balbir Singh Sr..RIP Legend.! pic.twitter.com/myDSfsti1r
– Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) May 25, 2020
Team India veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh additionally paid tribute to Balbir Singh and mentioned that if you see his achievements, then you’ll stay speechless.
A doyen of Indian sports activities Shri Balbir Singh Senior isn’t any extra. When you look again at his achievements, you simply stay awestruck
three olympic gold medals, 5 objectives in Olympic closing.
Manager of World Cup successful crew
Possibly amongst India's biggest sporting icons. May his soul relaxation RIP pic.twitter.com/duSN1LvRWH
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 25, 2020
Balbir Singh performed an essential function in successful India's gold medal within the Olympics in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) and Melbourne (1956).