|Melbourne was the venue of India's
first ever match against Pakistan. India emerged triumphant! No team scored a goal
against India in the entire competition.
Balbir Singh Sr. led his team out to the victory rostrum. The National Anthem sounded
sweet, and the Tricolour, fluttering proudly in the stiff breeze, looked a grand sight.
This card was included in the magazine Sport and Pastime by Uberoi Ltd. The back
of the card stated: "Official Suppliers of Sticks for the Indian Olympic Hockey Team
Team members below, from extreme right are: Raghbir Lal, Raghbir Singh Bhola,
Randhir Singh Gentle, Leslie Claudius, Balbir Singh Sr. (captain), Govind Perumal,
Hardayal Singh, Balkrishan Singh, O. P. Malhotra, Amit Bakshi, Haripal Kaushik, Shankar
Lakshman, Stephen Charles, Uddham Singh, Gurdev Singh, Ranganathan Francis, Amir Kumar
and Bakshish Singh.