Afridi offers to pay for the treatment of hockey legend
(Sourced from PTI)
Shahid Afridi has already itched his name as a cricketing legend with his brilliant performances on the field; now the ace cricketer is winning hearts off the field with his kind-hearted gestures. Afridi has announced that he will take care of all the medical expenses of former Pakistan hockey player Mansoor Ahmed. Mansoor Ahmed has been suffering from a heart disease since last month.
"I will always be there for our National Heroes and support them. You have made us proud and hoisted our flag internationally. Will always stand by your side in these difficult times. Together we are #HopeNotOut @SAFoundationN" https://t.co/72MtWxUklV— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 19, 2018
The former Pakistan hockey goalkeeper is battling for his life at a local hospital, after he was admitted due to a heart problem. His condition is deteriorating as his heart is functioning at 20% and his organs have started failing. When the Pakistan government did not pay any heed to their ailing Olympian, Afridi stepped in.
The man who made us World Champion of Hockey last time in 1994 one only Olympian Mansoor Ahmed is looking for Government help but PM doesn't have time for National hero, must listen him retweeet for his help.— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) March 17, 2018
جس نے دل جیتے اس کا دل دھڑکنا چھوڑ رہا ہے... وزیراعظم مدد کریں pic.twitter.com/47bvEtoXNQ
Mansoor Ahmed had no money for his treatment. He has been advised to travel abroad due to the lack of medical facilities in Pakistan. The Pakistani Hockey Federation has already paid Rupees 1 million for Ahmed's medical bills. He also appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to come to his rescue but his pleas went unanswered.
Mansoor Ahmed is an Olympic bronze medalist and represented Pakistani Hockey Team as their goal-keeper in the 1994 Hockey World Cup, which Pakistan won.