Last Update on: January 9th, 2019 at 11:16 pm
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has come in all support of ace and ex-hockey player’s treatment. Afridi is running the foundation to help the poor and needy. He collects the amount through charity with his sheer dedication.
The 38-year-old star all-rounder Afridi retired from international cricket in 2017. He made the announcement to bear the expenses of Mansoor’s treatment in a foreign country.
The animated character Afridi is now representing Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings. He decided his foundation will take care of veteran goalie.
“Shahid Afridi Foundation will bear all expenses of Mansoor’s treatment and won’t let him down,” Geo.tv quotes Afridi.
Since February 2018, the former goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed is suffering from the heart disease.
As per the report of Geo News, Mansoor’s organs have started to develop a problem.
However, the doctors in Pakistan advised ailing professional to fly abroad for further medical attention.
Moreover, his heart is said to be functioning at 30 percent. Afridi believes the hockey icon of Pakistan Mansoor, who’s battling for his life deserves all the support.
Critical Mansoor is also the onset of organ failure as his heart condition had further deteriorated.
Mansoor was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Interestingly, customs paid the amount of PKR 500,000.
However, the Hockey Federation of Pakistan paid PKR one million. Mansoor was under the medical supervision for little over two weeks.
Pertinently, Mansoor’s heroics is afresh when he saved a penalty against Netherlands in the 1994 Hockey World Cup. The then grand-finale was hekd at Homebush Stadium in Sydney on December 4, 1994.
Earlier, Mansoor appealed Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to pay for his medical treatment. The former goalie told broadcasting giant Geo.
In addition, in 2014, Shahid Afridi established the organization to improve the conditions of poor people.
Known as ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi laid his prime focus on health and education of the underprivileged.
Simultenoulsy, owing to the collaborative efforts through the donation procedure, the foundation has changed the lives of millions in Pakistan.
The profilic cricketer Afridi made his international debut against Kenya in Nairobi in 1996. He played 398 One-day Internationals, 98 T20Is and 27 Tests untill March 25, 2016.
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