West Indian veteran Brian Lara has been hospitalised in Mumbai. Lara was taken to Global Hospital situated in Parel in Mumbai on Tuesday. The hospital representatives have refused to give any statement on the matter. However, sources have confirmed that Lara had complained of chest pain.
The 50-year-old former cricketer was admitted to the hospital at around 12:30 in the afternoon and was immediately given primary treatment. Reports claim that Lara was attending an event at a nearby hotel when he complained of chest pain. It is to be noted that the southpaw is part of the expert commentary team for the ongoing Cricket World Cup which operates from studios of a Sports Network in Mumbai.
The West Indian batsman has played 131 Tests for the West Indies and made 11, 953 runs; his highest individual score being unbeaten 400 which is a World record. The stylish batsman scored as many as 34 Test hundreds, equalling Indian little master Sunil Gavaskar’s tally.
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 through their impeccable 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.
He also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket.
The sporting world and fans are desperately waiting for an official statement from the hospital and hoping for his speedy recovery.