It is sad Mansoor could not be treated at the right time for his condition, Waqar said.
Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder and former captain, Shahid Afridi who led a campaign through his foundation for Mansoor's treatment, minced no words in expressing disappointment at the absence of leading government officials and other sports luminaries at Mansoor's funeral held on Sunday evening.
It is a national shame that a top sportsman like Mansoor passed away in such sad circumstances, Afridi told the media after the funeral. Me and my foundation did our best to ensure something is done for the Olympian but his death didn't give us the time, he lamented.
Afridi said death was a fact of life but the circumstances in which Mansoor passed away was sad.
Mansoor was a role model for youth and besides his goalkeeping heroics, he was a down-to-earth human being and regularly used to financially help needy players, he said.
He said it was regrettable that no government official was present at the funeral.
He was our hero when we were young and we savoured his heroics for Pakistan and celebrated his skills. We are all sad to hear about his passing away, he said.
Surprisingly, number of former Olympians and teammates, who never bothered to visit the hospital and see Mansoor also came out with statements after his death terming it as a big loss to Pakistan hockey and raised concerns over the circumstances in which he passed away.
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