ISLAMABAD - Pakistan hockey, which once enjoyed tremendous success and had secured all the titles under their belts, is now fast on decline trend. Pakistan had won 20 gold medals since 1948 to 2000, but since 2000 till date green shirts had just managed to win two gold medals, one in Asian Champions Trophy and the other in Asian Games.Pakistan hockey is going through the worst times as team lacks consistency since long. It seems the PHF lack clear vision and had so far failed to carve out satisfactory results despite getting huge grants from government. PHF president Qasim Zia and secretary Asif Bajwa should finally accept now the responsibility of team's poor showings in almost every event.Pakistan had entered Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with high hopes, as other participating teams had sent almost new faces. The green shirts had a great chance to lift this title, as there was only one new face in the Pakistan squad. But after hardly managing to beat holders New Zealand 4-3, Pakistan lost badly to Kangroos, losing the match with a big 6-0 margin. The decline continued in the next match, as green shirts were easily beaten by arch-rivals India 3-1. Pakistan somehow managed to hold on the hosts Malaysia 2-2 but that result was not enough to book their place in the final.The ever-alarming goal-conceding ratio continued in the event as Pakistan team conceded 14 goals and just managed to score 7. Goalkeeping department is a source of major concern since long, but the team management never bothered to address this area of grave concern. Same conditions apply on defence. Pakistan's defence is arguably the weakest in all the top hockey playing nations. It’s true this event is of no significance as far as overall teams standings are concern, as this is an invitational event, but at least green shirts should have prepared well for this event, as hockey World Cup would be held next year in Holland. The PHF has completely failed to find a suitable replacement for ace short-corner specialist Sohail Abbas and even they could not find some strikers, who could replace Shakeel Abbasi and Rehan Butt.Zia and Bajwa should set their egos aside and immediately convene a meeting with former hockey greats and try to find out ways and means to put green shirts back on winning ways and that too without wasting any further time.The PHF must work to find and groom grassroots level talent and only setting up academies at all major centres could do that.If the current situation persists, the time is not far away when Pakistan would find it really difficult to even select team for international events rather than thinking of winning them. Head coach Akhtar Rasool has failed to achieve consistent results. He can't win matches by shouting from the side-line. He should work closely with video analysts and use latest ways and means to prepare the squad according to fast changing conditions of the game.