Balbir Singh, Sardar of Indian Hockey
Balbir Singh Senior has been adjudged the best Sikh Hockey Player of all time.india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 17:55 IST
Balbir Singh Senior has been adjudged the best Sikh Hockey Player of all time.
A Ten member-jury headed by former Chief Justice of India JS Verma were unanimous in judging Balbir Singh Senior the Best among the 30 nominated names.
Balbir warded off tough competition from Udham Singh to claim the top spot.
The jury also finalized a list of the Top Ten Sikh Hockey players of India.
The Best Ten: 1 Balbir Singh (Sr), 2 (Late)Udham Singh, 3 Harbinder Singh, 4 Prithipal Singh, 5 Ajitpal Singh, 6 Dharam Singh (Sr), 7 Balbir Singh (Railways), 8 Surjit Singh, 9 Pargat Singh, 10 Col. Balbir Singh (Services).
The jury considered various factors in making the selection.
Apart from individual brilliance, the panel also considered the player's contribution towards team efforts and as captain of the team, his conduct and use of the resources to enable winning results.