Pakistan Hockey Federation has recommended the name of Olympian Sohail Abbas for Presidents Award for Pride of Performance 2013. Sohail scored 348 goals and maintaining ‘world record’ for maximum goals in the world hockey, out of which he scored 80 goals in a single calendar year, which is another record in itself.
He was declared the top scorer in various Tournaments having surpassed the record of Paul Litjen of Netherlands (267 goals). He was the top scorer in 8 international events and second top scorer in the Sydney Olympic Games. In the Athens Olympic Games, he was the highest scorer. He captained Pakistan hockey team in the 33rdChampions Trophy and 30th Olympic Games/London. He won Gold Medal for Pakistan in the Asian Games 2010.