Thieves Steal Hockey Legend Samiullah’s Statue

The hockey stick and ball from the statue of hockey legend, Samiullah Khan, just a few weeks after its installation in his hometown, Bahawalpur, have been stolen.

According to details, Police have been called into action, and the case for the theft has been registered after a Bahawalpur citizen brought the case to the attention of the authorities. The District Police Officer confirmed the news of the theft and informed that the case has been registered. He assured that the culprits would soon be apprehended and brought to justice.

The theft has left the hockey fans perplexed as they took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the incident.


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Samiullah Khan is regarded as one of the greatest left-wingers in the history of the sport. He was nicknamed ‘The Flying Horse’ due to his lightning pace and skills. He played for Pakistan for nine years and has the honor of winning two World Cups for the Green Shirts.

Samiullah’s prolific goal-scoring ability made him one of the most dangerous players in the world. He scored 55 goals for the national team, including 12 goals in 4 World Cups. The Flying Horse retired from international hockey in 1982 after leading the national team to Gold in the Asian Games, his third as a player, by defeating arch-rivals India by 7-1 in the final.