Former Sri Lanka cricketer, Muttiah Muralitharan underwent an angioplasty on Sunday in Chennai he was admitted to a hospital for cardiac treatment. The legendary spinner went for a check-up and on the advice of the doctors, he got himself treated immediately.
A release from the Apollo Hospital in Chennai revealed that a stent inserted to unblock his artery. Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach and mentor, was present at the Chepauk where his side played Mumbai Indians on Saturday, which also happened to be his 49 birthday.
“Former Sri Lankan cricket player was admitted for cardiac evaluation at Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai on 18.04.2021. He underwent successful coronary angioplasty with stents yesterday under the care of Dr. G Sengottuvelu. He will be discharged today and would resume his normal activities,” said Apollo Hospital in its latest medical bulletin on Monday.
Muttiah Muralitharan had consulted doctors in Sri Lanka earlier
A Sunrisers Hyderabad officials revealed that the Muttiah Muralitharan had earlier consulted with his doctors in Sri Lanka about the same, but they didn’t find it necessary to fit a stent. However, in Chennai, the doctors advised for the opposite immediately.
“He had consulted doctors in Sri Lanka over blockage in his heart before coming for the IPL. He was initially told there was no need for any stents but at the Apollo Hospital here in Chennai, he was advised angioplasty. He immediately got it done. He is very much fine and he should back in the ground in a few days,” Shanmuganathan, the CEO of the Sunrisers, told Cricbuzz.
Muttiah Muralitharan retired a decade ago as the leading wicket-taker in international cricket with a total of 1347 wickets to his name.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their third match; Kane Williamson is not fit yet
David Warner’s side has suffered three debilitating defeats in the tournament so far, and remains the only team to haven’t won a single game. The latest of those losses came against Mumbai Indians as they failed to chase down 151 after being 57/0 at the end of the powerplay.
SRH followed a similar path of batting which it did against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders with the middle-order capitulating on the challenging track in Chennai. They are still waiting for Kane Williamson to recover his fitness. SRH takes on Punjab Kings on Wednesday.
“You gotta learn from mistakes and it’s our responsibility at the top to bat deep. The bowlers adapted well. We have to move forward and keep having smiles on our faces. We have to speak to the physios, he’s (Williamson) coming along nicely and plays a big role in our squad,” Warner said on Saturday.