Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has joined the sporting group in sending his heartfelt condolences to the household of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday.
Balbir Singh Sr received 3 Olympic gold medals (@sachin_rt)
- Balbir Singh Sr handed away on Monday morning after battling a sequence of well being points
- Sachin Tendulkar known as him ‘one of the biggest to have graced the sport of hockey’
- PM Narendra Modi supplied tribute to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr
India’s sporting group mourned the loss of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr who died on Monday, calling him a uncommon function mannequin whose achievements will encourage the subsequent technology of athletes. Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar too has joined in paying wealthy tribute to the legend.
“My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Balbir Singh ji Sr. He was one of the greatest to have graced the game of hockey ..May his soul Rest in Peace!”: Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.
My heartfelt condolences to the household and mates of Balbir Singh ji Sr.
He was one of the biggest to have graced the sport of hockey .
May his soul Rest in Peace! pic.twitter.com/Z4tnb6D3OB
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2020
The three-time Olympic gold-winner died after battling a number of well being points for over two weeks. He was 96.
The demise was condoled by not simply Olympic sport athletes but additionally cricketers and politicians. Indian hockey star Sardar Singh additionally posted a video message with the caption: “Balbir Singh Ji, You will be missed. Great legend of the game but moreover an amazing person. #RIP #BalbirSingh Ji. @BalbirSenior”.
— Sardar Singh (@imsardarsingh8) May 25, 2020
Former sprinter PT Usha despatched her condolences by writing: “Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Balbir Singh Sr ji. An athlete par excellence and a role model beyond words! His bestowed hands may strengthen my passions more. My condolences to his family, friends and fans!#balbirsingh #Balbirhockey”.
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Balbir Singh Sr ji. An athlete par excellence and a task mannequin past phrases! His bestowed arms might strengthen my passions extra. My condolences to his household, mates and followers!#balbirsingh #Balbirhockey pic.twitter.com/figkm8ibBW
— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) May 25, 2020
PM Modi expressed grief on the dying of Balbir Singh Sr, saying, “he will be remembered for his memorable sporting performances.”
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh additionally expressed deep sorrow on the passing away of the legend.