Brian Lara hospitalised in Mumbai after complaining of chest pain

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Updated: June 25, 2019 9:04:10 PM

Brian Lara is regarded as one of the best batsmen to have played the game and has scored over 22,000 runs in international cricket.

It is believed that the hospital will be issuing a statement soon according to news agency ANI. (Pic: IE)

Former West Indies captain Brian Lara was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. Lara complained of chest pain on Tuesday and was admitted to Global Hospital in Mumbai for a check-up, news agency PTI reported.

The left-handed batsman is working as an expert with Star Sports for the ICC World Cup 2019. Brian Lara has been admitted to Global Hospital in Lower Parel. Lara had an angioplasty done a couple of years ago, but he was brought in only for a regular check-up, reported 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.

The 50-year-old has donned the West Indies colours in 131 Tests scoring 11,953 runs at an average of 52.89. He has 299 ODI appearances which yielded 10,405 runs at an average of 40.17. The legendary left-hander also holds the record of being the only player to score 400 runs in international Test innings. Lara is considered as one of the greatest batsmen to have graced the game and belongs to an era in which the iconic Sachin Tendulkar was his contemporary.

Brian Lara played 17 test matches against India and scored 1002 runs with an average of 34.55 and a strike rate of 52.74. He scored 2 centuries and 6 half centuries against India with the highest score of 120. Lara is one of the finest batsmen in world cricket that ever played. He has been an inspiration for many left-handed batsmen who have played the game.


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