The hockey stick and ball from the statue of hockey legend, Samiullah Khan, just some weeks after its set up in his hometown, Bahawalpur, have been stolen.
In line with particulars, Police have been known as into motion, and the case for the theft has been registered after a Bahawalpur citizen introduced the case to the eye of the authorities. The District Police Officer confirmed the information of the theft and knowledgeable that the case has been registered. He assured that the culprits would quickly be apprehended and delivered to justice.
The theft has left the hockey followers perplexed as they took to Twitter to precise their disappointment on the incident.
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We not often honour our heroes, however when a statue of the ‘flying horse’ Samiullah was put in at Bahawalpur, somebody first stole the ball & then the hockey was taken away. A tragic solution to deal with your heroes. pic.twitter.com/LX0gtVI10v
— Abdul Majeed Khan Marwat (@koolkopper) July 19, 2021
Statue of nationwide hero Samiullah was positioned in Bahawalpur. The ball was stolen just a few days in the past and now the hockey can also be lacking! What sort of Nation we’re? #Unhappy pic.twitter.com/hKkCLNT6nI
— Adil khan Swati (@AdilkhanSwati9) July 18, 2021
Each hockey and ball stolen from the statue of legendary hockey participant #samiullah.
Such a disgrace for us as a nation.
That is how we regard our heroes. pic.twitter.com/GTjblkSuma
— Dr. Rana Usama (@rajput413_) July 18, 2021
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Samiullah Khan is thought to be one of many best left-wingers within the historical past of the game. He was nicknamed ‘The Flying Horse’ because of his lightning tempo and abilities. He performed for Pakistan for 9 years and has the distinction of successful two World Cups for the Inexperienced Shirts.
Samiullah’s prolific goal-scoring capability made him one of the harmful gamers on the earth. He scored 55 targets for the nationwide crew, together with 12 targets in 4 World Cups. The Flying Horse retired from worldwide hockey in 1982 after main the nationwide crew to Gold within the Asian Video games, his third as a participant, by defeating arch-rivals India by 7-1 within the last.