Further Personal Information
||English, Urdu, Punjabi
||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
|Name of coach
||Chaudhry Akhtar Rasool [national]
|Coach from which country?
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||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)
||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)