New Zealand Herald – ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan field hockey great Mansoor Ahmed died on Saturday after suffering from a heart ailment for three years.

Summary

  • ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan field hockey great Mansoor Ahmed died on Saturday after suffering from a heart ailment for three years.
  • Mansoor reached out to India for a heart transplant, and was reportedly reluctant to carry out a surgery in Pakistan.
  • The goalkeeper and former captain made his name in the 1994 World Cup final in Sydney with a penalty stroke save against the Netherlands for Pakistan to win 4-3 on penalties.
  • Mansoor represented Pakistan in 338 internationals from 1986 to 2000.
  • Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi, who visited Mansoor while he was ill, tweeted, “today the Nation mourns a true hero.”


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