KUALA LUMPUR (Agencies) - Asian Games hockey champions Pakistan are hopeful of ending their barren run at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup beginning here on Thursday. Pakistan last won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2003, their third title after having won it in 1999 and 2000. Veteran Pakistan player Shakeel Abbasi, who was member of the winning squad in 2003, said they have some talented youngsters who can show their skills at the international level. "Seven years is a long time and hopefully we can end our barren run in this tournament this time around," Shakeel was quoted as saying on the tournament website. "I was member of the squad that won the Azlan Shah Cup in 2003. And just looking at the quality of teams this year will send shivers as the field is very strong. "We have some talented youngsters and they will have to stamp their mark in international hockey and what better way than bringing success to Pakistan by winning the title here," said the centre-forward.