Brian Lara was admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain. However, he is fine and will be discharged after being kept in observation for a day.
West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel after he complained of chest pain. He underwent angiography at the hospital.
Brian Lara, who was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday after complaints of chest pain, is fine. He will be in observation for a day before being discharged.
The 50-year-old from Trinidad, considered one of the greatest batsmen to have played the game, was admitted to the Global Hospital in Parel. No official word has yet come out on his condition but a source close to the player said there was no major cause of concern.
He had an angioplasty (a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart) done two years back and today was a regular check-up as there is always a fear of heart pain. He is fine now and will be discharged soon,” the source told PTI.
“As a policy, we respect our patients and their right to privacy. Till the time the patient doesn’t give us consent, we cannot divulge anything about him. Please respect his privacy. At this point, we cannot say anything,” Dr. Jigna Shrotriya, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, said in a brief statement issued in the evening.
She was asked repeatedly about the speculation that Lara underwent an angiography, a common test to check blockages in arteries or veins, after being admitted to the hospital in the afternoon but Shrotriya declined to comment.
Lara, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, is in Mumbai as an expert for a sports network for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He holds the record for the highest first-class score (501 not out) and the highest individual Test score (400 not out).
From 1990 to 2007, Brian Lara played 131 Tests 11953 runs including 34 hundred and 48 fifties.
In 299 ODIs, Lara hit 10405 runs, 19 hundred and 63 fifties. Brian Lara is 4th in the list of highest run-scorers in World Cup history. In 34 matches from 1992 to 2007, Lara scored 1225 runs including 2 hundred and 7 fifties.
Brian Lara turned 50 on May 2 and he celebrated his birthday in India.
He also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.
Nicknamed ‘The Prince’ for his languid stroke play, Lara is considered one of the most awe-inspiring batters of an era in which the iconic Sachin Tendulkar and Australian Ricky Ponting were his contemporaries.
Writer: Sakshi Gupta