Experience is a virtue that can prove critical in crunch games. Balbir Singh Sr. stressed on this as he wished the Indian team.
Balbir, who was part of a team that won gold medals in three Olympics , could barely contain himself. “I have seen many such events and yet I am extremely excited about the next two weeks,” he said. The 96-year-old was optimistic about India’s prospects. “Much depends on the how each match is dealt with. Any team can prove invincible if it strikes form,” he said. “Our team has the right composition to peak.”
KPS Gill, chief of the erstwhile IHF, said the team should remain focussed. “India should not stray from their set objectives,” said Gill. “The team must respect each opponent’s strength and work on a strategy to counter it.”