Pakistan’s hockey team had many remarkable players; Akhtar Rasool was one of them. He was born on 13th January, 1954 in Faisalabad. Akhtar Rasool played at the difficult position of center forward. Sharp, technically sound and swift, Akhtar Rasool was a class in his own.
Akhtar Rasool was the son of a Dr. Ghulam Rasool Chaudary a hockey Olympian and an educationist. As long as he was a part of the hockey team, he did not let it down. He played a big part in many victories and was also the captain of the Pakistani team which won the World Cup in 1982.
He enjoys the distinction of being the only player to feature on four World Cup Tournaments. He also played in three Olympic Games. In 1982, he won gold medal for Pakistan after defeating W.
Germany in the finals in the Hockey World Cup Championship held in Bombay. He won silver medal in 1972 Summer Olympics and a Bronze Medal at 1976 Summer Olympics. Akhtar Rasool was also awarded Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan in 1983 for his contributions to Pakistani hockey.
After Bombay Hockey World Cup Akhter retired from cricket. After retiring from cricket in a blaze of glory was elected the Chief of the PHF (Pakistan Hockey Federation).
Here too he showed the same fiery spirit and worked diligently for the promotion of hockey at all levels and for the betterment of the players. This only lasted for a year. He later joined politics.
Despite the fact that He is not directly involved in Pakistan Hockey for some time now, he is still considered as an authority on the subject of growth of Hockey in Pakistan. He is one of Pakistan’s world cup winning captains. He is known as the Pride of Pakistan.