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Mansoor Ahmed: A hero in life and death…..

Ex-goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed was a rock in goal post but for the past few months he was lying on the bed, fighting for his life. On Saturday afternoon he lost the ‘match of his life.’ For someone who broke many a hearts with his subtle and brave goal-keeping. Mansoor was fighting the battle of a weakened heart.  He had a pacemaker planted into his heart a few years back and seven stents but since last month he was complaining of various problems. His lungs had malfunctioned. He was rushed to National Institute of…

Pakistan hockey hero Mansoor Ahmed passes away

KARACHI: Pakistan’s World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed passed away due to heart-related complications. He was 49. The former hockey star was suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart. He was moved to ICU this morning after his health deteriorated. Ahmed was a sporting icon in Pakistan since helping the country win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney with his penalty stroke push against the Netherlands in the final. “I may have broken a lot of…

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

KARACHI: Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".  The 49-year-old has been suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart. Ahmed has been a sporting icon in Pakistan since helping the country win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney with his penalty stroke push against the Netherlands in the final. "I may have broken…

Shahid Afridi steps up to help the ailing national hero Mansoor Ahmed

KARACHI: Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder, Shahid Afridi has stepped up to help the national hero Mansoor Ahmed, who is fighting for his life for the last one month due to deteriorating heart condition, which has reduced the organ’s functioning to just 20 percent. Former hockey player Mansoor Ahmed was struggling with health as well as with financials. At this time of need, nation’s cricketing hero Shahid Afridi came to the rescue of his hockey counterpart and announced that all his expenses will be born by Shahid Afridi…