Samiullah Khan used to play in the position of left winger. His control over the ball and his ability to run away with speed made him stand out.
The statue of Samiullah Khan has been installed in Bahawalpur.
Someone stole a hockey stick and ball from the statue of hockey great Samiullah Khan in Pakistan. This idol was installed in Bahawalpur. After the incident came to light, again the hockey stick and ball were applied. The statue of Samiullah Khan was recently installed near Hospital Chowk in his city of Bahawalpur. Local people say that its ball disappeared a few days after the idol was installed. Then last week someone stole a hockey stick too. A case was registered in this regard in the police. However, till now no information could be found about the thieves and neither the stolen goods were found. But the administration added a new ball and hockey stick to the statue of Samiullah Khan.
Samiullah Khan was part of the Pakistan team from 1970 to 1980. Due to his high speed in the field, he got the nickname of Flying Horse. He also played in the Olympics for the Pakistan team. He was a member of the team that won the bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He was also part of the Pakistan team that won gold in 1978 Bangkok Asian Games and 1982 Delhi Asian Games. In 1982, under his captaincy, the Pakistan team had achieved success by defeating India 7-1. Apart from this, he was the vice-captain of the Pakistan team that won the World Cup in Mumbai this year. In his team, Pakistan won one Olympic bronze, two World Cup gold, one silver, three Asian Games gold and one Champions Trophy.
Uncle and brother have also been hockey players
Samiullah Khan used to play in the position of left winger. His control over the ball and his ability to run away with speed made him stand out. Due to these characteristics, he easily defeated the opponents and created panic by entering their camp. Samiullah had retired in 1982. Later he also became the manager of Pakistan Hockey team. His family was very much associated with hockey. His brother Kalimullah Khan has also played hockey for Pakistan. At the same time, his uncle Motiullah Khan was a member of the Pakistan team that won the gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics.
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