He kept it simple. Build your basics and perform. Baljit Singh Dhillon says that if you work on your technique, you can play for National team even if people keep you dropping–if you are good enough, the selectors will call you back.
He was spotted by a female coach who herself represented India internationally. Baljit says that youngsters should be provided proper training and guidance in order to build a good bench strength for any game. Commenting on the issue of coaching, he says that former players should have say at the junior level also so that good talent could be spotted.
He received Arjuna Award in 1998.
We present a telephonic interview with Baljit.