Pakistan’s performance in world cup is not surprising: Salman Akbar


The former captain of Pakistan hockey team Salman Akbar said that Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) did nothing during last four years to flourish the status of hockey in the country.

Salman while sharing his thoughts regarding Pakistan’s abysmal performance in the hockey world cup, said that it is not a surprising moment for him that the national team didn’t qualify for the quarter-final of the mega event.

“I think it is not a surprising moment,” Salman stated.

He said that at least three years are required to get yourself in a proper shape for a tournament like a world cup, but the PHF woke up just a few days before.

“You must start planning the things three years ahead of the world cup if you want to achieve good results,” he said.

The former captain stressed upon the need to bring skilled people in the federation as it is not compulsory that only hockey players can run the federation’s affairs.

“It is not compulsory that only hockey players can tackle the federation’s matter,” he said

It is pertinent to mention here that winless Pakistan team finished their world cup campaign losing to Belgium in a crossover contest. It is for the first time in the history that Pakistan came back without winning a single match in the world cup.