Hockey hero Mansoor Ahmed passes away in KarachiArchive
Pakistan's World Cup-winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed passed away at a hospital in Karachi on Saturday.
The 49-year-old had been suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart, and had reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant.
Ahmed has been a sporting icon in Pakistan since helping the country win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney with his penalty stroke save against the Netherlands in the final.
He played 338 international matches and also participated in three Olympics and various other high-profile events in a career spanning from 1986 to 2000.