Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq illuminated that he did not suffer a heart attack and had some issue with one of his arteries.
Inzamam’s statement comes after a day when it was reported that the 51-year-old was hospitalised after suffering a heart attack for which he underwent an urgent angioplasty.
I went to my doctor for a routine check-up: Inzamam-ul-Haq
Inzamam was stabilised on Monday and the former Pakistan captain said that he went for a regular check-up and was discharged 12 hours after his angiography was completed. Inzamam thanked all his fans and well-wishers for praying for his health and said that he is feeling better.
“I want to thank everyone in Pakistan and around the world for praying for my health. I want to thank the Pakistan people, and cricketers from Pakistan and around the world who sent their well-wishes,”Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
“I saw reports saying I had suffered a heart attack. I did not. I went to my doctor for a routine check-up, who said they wanted to conduct an angiography. During angiography, they noted an artery of mine was blocked, so they inserted stents to alleviate that problem. It was successful and easy, and I came back home after just 12 hours at the hospital. I feel fine,” he added.
Rest and recoup my friend: Ramiz Raja to Inzamam-ul-Haq
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja wished his former teammate good health and asked him to take sufficient rest.
“Inzi (Inzamam-ul-Haq) wishing you well and so good that you are now back at home. Rest and recoup my friend,” tweeted Raja.
Inzamam is the only Pakistan batsman to score more than 10000 runs in One-Day Internationals and led the team in 87 ODIs, 31 Tests and one T20I match before retiring from the game in 2007.
Inzamam played 378 one-day internationals and 120 tests for Pakistan and also served as the team’s batting consultant for a brief period in 2012.
Inzamam served as the chief selector for Pakistan Cricket Board between 2016-2019 and was also the head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team.