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Sohail Abbas is the former captain of the National Hockey Team. He can be considered one of the optimum hockey players from the country. Sohail Abbas is the topmost goal scorer in international hockey with 348 international goals.
He has been known as the King of the Drag Flick. Sohail Abbas also holds the world record for the highest number of hockey goals in a calendar year – he scored 60 goals in 1999.
Sohail Abbas retired from Hockey in 2012 after 14 years of playing hockey.
Born at Karachi's Holy Family Hospital, Soldier Bazaar on 9 June 1977, Sohail is a former pupil of Karachi's Habib Public School, the school of many other hockey stars. In fact, it has been rightly remarked that hockey is taught as a subject in this school.
He came from a sporting family; his father, Syed Iftikhar Hussain, was a former first-class cricketer. He represented Karachi as well as Pak Crescent Club, famous for producing Zaheer Abbas. Sohail is eldest of three brothers. Raheel Abbas, his younger one, is an IT professional and a Professional / First Class Cricketer.