Mumbai: Legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara was admitted to the Global Hospital in Parel on Tuesday following persistent complaints of chest pain. While no information has been provided by the medical staff as yet, it has been understood that the investigations are ongoing. Lara was admitted to the hospital at 12:30 PM after complaining of chest pain during an event at a nearby hotel.
Lara has been tied up with the ICC World Cup broadcaster in India, doing analysis on a regular basis. He is often seen in the Star Sports show Dugout, giving his expert analysis on the matches taking place in England & Wales.
“West Indies legend Brian Lara has been admitted to Global Hospital in Parel after he complained of chest pain. Hospital to issue a statement shortly,” news agency ANI tweeted.
A source told PTI that the former batsman had gone for a regular checkup and would be discharged soon. “He had an angioplasty done two years back and today was a regular check-up as there is always a fear of heart pain. He is fine and will be discharged soon,” a source told PTI. The hospital authorities are also expected to issue a statement about the legendary cricketer’s condition soon.
Lara, undoubtedly one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, is currently a part of ICC World Cup’s official broadcaster Star Sports. He holds the record of being the highest individual scorer in any form of cricket, registering a 501-run knock in a Test match.