Hockey News

Dilip Tirkey extends condolences over demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr

Dilip Tirkey extends condolences over demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Former Indian hockey player Dilip Tirkey on Monday extended his condolences over the demise of legendary player Balbir Singh Sr, who passed away this morning at the age of 95 after battling multiple health issues."He represented India in 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics....

Readmore

Balbir Singh taught me a lot, sad day for hockey: MP Ganesh

Balbir Singh taught me a lot, sad day for hockey: MP Ganesh

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Former Indian hockey team captain MP Ganesh on Monday expressed grief over the demise of Balbir Singh Sr, who passed away this morning at the age of 95 after battling multiple health issues.Ganesh said Singh was a 'very big' hockey player and he learnt a lot from him...

Readmore

Mithali Raj condoles demise of legendary hockey player Balbir Singh

Mithali Raj condoles demise of legendary hockey player Balbir Singh

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Monday condoled the demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr, who passed away this morning at the age of 95 after battling multiple health issues.Raj took to Twitter to write: "My deepest condolences to Balbir Singh J...

Readmore

Balbir Singh Sr: A hockey legend who held the Indian flag high

Balbir Singh Sr: A hockey legend who held the Indian flag high

<br>Balbir breathed his last in a private hospital in Chandigarh on Monday. He was 96 and was in a critical condition for nearly a fortnight.Part of India's golden generation where the team bagged the 1948, 1952, 1956 Olympic gold and an Asian Games silver (1958), Balbir was one of the two sur...

Readmore

'Pained by his demise': President, PM on passing away of Balbir Singh Sr

'Pained by his demise': President, PM on passing away of Balbir Singh Sr

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief at the passing away of legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior.Balbir Senior, a three-time Olympic gold medallist, died this morning at a private hospital in Mohali. Balbir, 96, was unde...

Readmore

'Legend, role model': Sportspersons condole demise of Balbir Singh Sr.

'Legend, role model': Sportspersons condole demise of Balbir Singh Sr.

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sports personalities thronged to social media to pay their last respects to hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away aged 96 at a private hospital in Chandigarh on Monday.Balbir was undergoing treatment at Fortis Mohali and was in a 'semi-comatose condition'. He wa...

Readmore

Balbir Singh will always be admired across generations, sad day for hockey: Manpreet Singh

Balbir Singh will always be admired across generations, sad day for hockey: Manpreet Singh

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh on Monday said that the passing away of legend Balbir Singh is truly a sad day for the sport of hockey as he will always be admired across generations.He also said that Balbir Singh always carried himself with grace and...

Readmore

Hockey India allows training of upto 6 players in one group

Hockey India allows training of upto 6 players in one group

New Delhi: Players will be allowed to go home and there will be no physical contact outside of what is required during normal play at training, according to the Standard Operating Procedure for resumption of training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Bengaluru centre.Teams can train in groups o...

Readmore

Manpreet, Rani pay tributes to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr

Manpreet, Rani pay tributes to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal, captain of India men's and women's hockey teams, paid their tributes to legendary player Balbir Singh Senior who passed away in Mohali on Monday morning.Balbir, 96, was undergoing treatment at Fortis Mohali and was in a "semi-comatose conditio...

Readmore

'He leaves rich legacy behind': Narinder Batra on Balbir Singh's demise

'He leaves rich legacy behind': Narinder Batra on Balbir Singh's demise

New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Narinder Batra, president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), on Monday condoled the demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh and said that the veteran has left behind a rich legacy.Batra is also the president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and a membe...

Readmore