Karachi: Legendary hockey player, former captain Olympian Abdul Rashid Jr. has died at the age of 79.
According to sources, he was suffering from kidney disease and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Islamabad. His funeral prayers will be offered in Bannu.
On the demise of Olympian, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General Olympian Asif Bajwa express grief to his family and prayed for the departed soul. They said that his services will always be remembered.
He was considered as the best center forward of his time and was the only legendary athlete to win gold (1968), silver (1972), and bronze (1976) medals in the Olympic games. By the time he retired, he had scored the most 96 international goals for Pakistan.
Rashid Jr. was also the manager of the national team that won the 1994 Hockey World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also offered condolences for the legend.
PCB condoles the passing away of legendary hockey player Abdul Rasheed Jnr. Rasheed Jnr was one of the best centre-forwards of his era and holds a unique distinction of winning Olympic Gold (1968), Silver (1972) and Bronze (1976) medals pic.twitter.com/ddQO4P6YAH
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 4, 2020