Dad saved by GP friends after heart attack during match

Tair Bashir
Tair Bashir

A dad is recovering in hospital after he collapsed from a heart attack during a football match in Sheffield.

Tair Bashir, aged 42, was playing with his amateur team at Lucozade Powerleague in Attercliffe when he felt unwell and went into cardiac arrest on the touchline.

But the IT consultant was saved by three local GPs who play for the same team – and following treatment at the Northern General Hospital, he is on the mend.

Tair’s friend Ripon Ahmed, 34, a doctor from Sharrow, said the incident last Friday was ‘a complete shock’.

“He started saying his chest hurt a bit so went to the side of the pitch. One of the doctors looked at him and realised he wasn’t breathing. His heart had stopped and he’d started going blue. He’s had asthma but never any cardiac problems before.”

Ripon said the GPs – Mehrban Ghani, Ashraf Akrin and Amir Aszal – performed CPR until the ambulance arrived.

At hospital, Tair - from Clifton, Rotherham - underwent a coronary angioplasty to unblock a blood vessel.

The drama comes just months after Ryan Zon, 19, from Aston, collapsed from a cardiac arrest during a football match and - similarly to Tair - was saved by an opposition team of medics.