Rashid represented Pakistan at the Olympics and was part of the team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics. During the whole tournament only one goal was scored against Pakistan whereas Lala Abdul Rashid was able to stop all the scoring efforts by other teams. Pakistan won the Olympics gold in field hockey for the first time since independence of Pakistan in 1947. Abdul Rashid also served as the team coach of Pakistan in the late 1970s. He also held the position of Asian Hockey Federation general manager for few months, but quickly stepped down. He was highly respected in the hockey world and was instrumental in raising field hockey's profile to an international level, winning an emerging player award in 1960. Rashid died in Rawalpindi on March 8, 1988 at the age of 65.