Obituary of Pakistan Hockey


Hockey the national sports of Pakistan died at Ipoh, Malaysia recently. I want to elaborate that  after the formation of Pakistan, hockey was the sports that give several joyous moments to the nation.

After achieving bronze medal in at Helsinki, Pakistan’s hockey team went a step ahead to win silver medal at 1956 Melbourne Olympics  and finally at the 1960 Rome Olympics hockey helped Pakistan to win its first Olympic games gold. This was the first occasion since 1928 that India had to settle for silver medal in field hockey at the Olympics. Nasir Ahmed alias Nasir Bunda who use to play bare foot scored the winning goal for Pakistan. Pakistan Hockey saw many ups & downs but the worst scandal to hit Pakistan Hockey was at Munich Olympics in 1972. In the final of field hockey tournament, umpiring was biased in the favor of Germany and to show anger…

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