According to a Baaghi TV report, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief over the death of great hockey player, Abdul Rasheed Junior.
According to DG ISPR, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan has lost a great player and a great man.
According to DG ISPR, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa further said that may Allah Almighty grant patience and courage to the bereaved family. The Army Chief prayed for forgiveness for the deceased and patience for the bereaved.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS expresses heartfelt grief on passing away of hockey legend Abdul Rashid Junior. Pak has lost an iconic sportsman & a great human being. May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”, COAS.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) November 6, 2020
Abdul Rashid Junior passed away yesterday, he was 79 years old. Abdul Rashid Junior was part of the hockey team that won the gold medal in 1968. He was also part of the team that won a silver medal at the 1972 Olympics, and part of the team that won the bronze medal in 1976. Abdul Rashid Junior scored the most goals in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.
He also represented the winning Pakistan team in the 1971 Hockey World Cup. At the time of his retirement from hockey, as the highest scoring Pakistani Olympian, he also made Pakistan famous all over the world. The hockey family, including the President PHF, Secretary PHF, Chairman Selection Committee, Olympians and former International Athletes have expressed their condolences on the demise of the late Olympian.
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