His plea came even as flamboyant cricketer Shahid Afridi announced that he will fund the treatment of the hockey legend.
Veteran cricketer and star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi on Saturday met Olympian and Hockey Legend Mansoor Khan and assured him of full support.
Shahid Khan Afridi shared the news on official account of Instagram and announced to take full care of Mansoor Khan while terming him national hero.
Ahmed, 49, who is considered a hockey legend in Pakistan, is reportedly suffering from complications due to a pacemaker in his heart. “Today I need a heart and I need the support of the Indian government,” he said in a video posted on YouTube on Monday.
He was a goalkeeper in Pakistan’s national team and represented his country in more than 300 international matches.
Pakistanis can apply for medical visas to India despite the strained relationship between the two countries. “When I played hockey as a young man, I broke many Indian hearts,” Ahmed told the news channel Sports Tak, which published the video on YouTube.