SINGAPORE - Former national hockey player Syed Ghazanfar Ali believes that in the present circumstances silver medal in the Asian Hockey Championship is the best possible result Pakistan could have achieved. Talking to this scribe from Canada where he is in the game as a certified NCCP Level-1 coach and provincial umpire at Ontario, said that talent is in abundance in the country but all they need is proper grooming. "With proper horning of their talent they can do wonders in the world arena," said Ghazanfar, who has played the game at the national circuit since 1985 until 2000. When asked about the return of seniors in the Pakistan fold, Ghazanfar's point of view was that without the seniors the team, rather any team can not move forward. He believed that seniors are the ones who set the traditions of the game in the young ones. "With the presence of the seniors in the team the juniors and the upcoming get an opportunity to learn. We used to learn from our seniors and likewise a proper blend of youth and experience is developed. "I believe that it was the presence of the seniors in the team that got them (Pakistan) place in the title match in the Asia Cup," said Ghazanfar. He further said that in the present set up of PHF there should be no room for politics. "In fact politics is hurting the sport in general and it should be kept away only then things would start to get to it proper ways. Ghazanfar played hockey in Pakistan since 1985 and during that course he played under 16, 18, and senior provincial 1986-2000 and National Championships. He also represented Hyderabad division team. He also worked as a technical official at Sindh Games 2000 at Hyderabad and also represented Hyderabad Cross Country team at All Pakistan Inter-board Cross Country Championship at Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. He is now in Canada where he played One National Championship in 2002. He said that the future of Pakistan hockey is bright because talent is too much in the players but if politics is removed from within the national sports only then field hockey can flourish. "The performance of the Pakistan junior team in the World Cup speaks volume that the country still have the talent but the course should be right for these boys for the national duty. These players should be given jobs and department hockey need to be revived for glory to return," said he.