Former goalkeeper of the Pakistan hockey team, Mansoor Ahmed, passed away at a hospital in Karachi on Saturday.

Ahmed had been suffering from complex cardiac issues for the past several years. Two years ago, a cardiac resynchronisation device was implanted in his weak heart, after which he was able to lead a normal life.

However, his cardiac issues resurfaced this year.

Ahmed - who played 338 international matches, participated in three Olympics and various other high-profile events in a career spanning from 1986 to 2000 - was a sporting icon in Pakistan since helping the country win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney with his penalty stroke push against the Netherlands in the final.