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Sohail Abbas is the king of penalty corners: Taekema

sports Updated: Mar 02, 2010 14:54 IST

He is one of the most lethal drag-flickers the world has ever seen, but for Taeke Taekema Pakistan's Sohail Abbas is the "king of penalty corners" just by the sheer magnitude of his conversion rate.

Sohail's has more than 300 international goals to his name and Taekema feels the veteran Pakistani drag-flicker is the most prolific scorer the world has witnessed.

He also lavished praise on Indian's Sandeep Singh, who according to him has made remarkable improvement in his drag-flicking skills.

"Sohail Abbas is the king of penalty corner because of his goal scoring record. He scored the most goals from penalty corners, so definitely he is the best in the world," Taekema said.

"But Sandeep is very talented and has improved his skills. Both the players played in the Dutch league, so I have seen them a lot," he said.

Taekema on Monday registered the first hat-trick of the on-going World Cup by converting three penalty corners in their 3-0 win over Argentina at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.