The hockey legend

Balbir Singh senior is one of the legends of Indian hockey, winning three gold medals at the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Olympic Games. In 1952 and 1956 he was selected as the Indian flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies. In 1952 he scored five goals in the tournament final, still an Olympic record for most individual goals in a hockey final, and led all scorers that year with nine goals for the tournament. He later became a well-respected coach, coaching the Indian national team at the World Cup, Asian Games, Champions Trophy,  and never failing to lead the team to a medal performance.

Balbir Singh  takes a look at his illustrious career in a conversation with Sanjiv Dosaj