92-year-old, member of three Olympic gold-medal winning teams, met Dhoni and his teammates at the IS Bindra PCA stadium at Mohali on Saturday evening.
Balbir Singh, who was part the famous gold winning teams from 1948 to 1956 Olympics, wished the team the very best for Sunday’s game and hoped that it would lift the title.
Dhoni, on behalf of his team, thanked him and asked him about his health, to which the legend smiled and replied, “your victory contributes towards my good health”.
Talking to PTI, Balbir Singh said, “I came today to wish the team to win their third World title and complete their own golden hat-trick.”
India won the World T20 title in 2007 and 50-over World Cup in 2011.