West Indies batsman Brian Lara, who was on Tuesday admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after he complained of chest pain, said that he is fine and recovering and will be back to his hotel on Wednesday.
“I am fine. I am recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow,” West Indies Cricket quoted Lara as saying in a tweet.
UPDATE: Message from @BrianLara
“I am fine. I am recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow”
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Lara was admitted to the Global Hospital in Parel at around 12.30 pm which was confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board later in the afternoon.
However, despite repeated attempts, the hospital declined to divulge any details on the former cricketer’s medical condition even as speculations are rife over his health status.
“We understand media’s interest, but we do not reveal our patients’ clinical and health condition without their explicit consent. We respect our patients’ right to privacy at all times,” a spokesperson for the Global Hospital said.
Lara is currently in India working as a cricket expert for Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup.
The former Caribbean batsman played 131 Tests for the West Indies and amassed 11, 953 runs, including 34 centuries and a highest individual score of 400* in tests. In 299 One Day Internationals (ODI), Lara has another 10, 405 runs which include 19 hundreds and 63 half-centuries.
The Caribbean star and Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar dominated the 1990s with their elegant batting skills. Lara’s batting statistics against Australia, arguably the strongest team of his era, makes for a scarcely believable read – 31 matches, 2856 runs, 9 hundreds, and 11 half-centuries.
(With inputs from IANS)