AHMED Waseem < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Pakistan   
Gender Men
Born 10 Apr 1977 in Vehari, PAK
Height1.65 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages English, Urdu, Punjabi
Higher education Humanities - Private College: Multan, PAK
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing in 1991.
Why this sport? "My brothers also played hockey and so I also started."
Club / Team WAPDA: Pakistan
Name of coach Chaudhry Akhtar Rasool [national]
Coach from which country? Pakistan
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 1996
Competing for Pakistan
Location India
General Interest
Hobbies Reading, listening to music, watching films, studying and playing computer games. (Athlete, 20 Jun 1999; Pakistan Hockey Federation, 28 Aug 2006)
Hero / Idol Hockey player Akhtar Rasool Chaudhary. (Pakistan Hockey Federation, 28 Aug 2006)
Awards and honours He was on the shortlist for the International Hockey Federation's [FIH] Player of the Year award for 2002 and 2003. (International Hockey Federation, 22 Mar 2006)
Other information RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
He retired from international hockey in 2004 before making a comeback in 2006 for the World Cup. He was called back into the national side again in February 2009, along with a number of other previously discarded senior players, after being blacklisted by the Pakistan Hockey Federation for skipping national training camps. He was named in the squad again in 2010 for the year's two major events - the Commonwealth Games in India and the Asian Games in China. (pakistantimes.net, 13 Dec 2004; thenews.jang.com, 11 Feb 2009; topnews.on, 30 Jun 2010)