West Indies legend Brian Lara who was admitted to a hospital with chest pain, is doing fine and will get discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Lara is currently in India working with the sports broadcasters Star Sports and ICC for the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.
Lara recovering from the chest pain
Brian Lara was taken to the Global Hospital in Parel in Mumbai. Lara complained of having some kind of chest pain after which he rushed to the hospital where the doctors advised him to get admitted and undergo a complete checkup. He arrived at the hospital at around 12.30 p.m., and medical investigations started immediately.
The hospital authority is yet to issue a statement on the health of Brian Lara. But the cricket community felt a little relieved when Cricket West Indies (CWI) posted a video message of the southpaw taking about his current situation. The legendary batsman revealed that he might have spent some extra time at the gym, which was the root of the chest pain.
“I know everyone is very concerned about what is happening. I may have just extended myself in the gym this morning. I was getting a pain in my chest and I just thought that it was best to see a doctor. I was taken to the hospital, pain continued obviously and a lot of tests were done,” Lara said in a video message.
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Brian Lara also added that he is recovering and is currently doing fine. He also said that he will get back to the hotel tomorrow and thanked one and all for showing concern. Lara also admitted that the doctors are happy with the reports and his progress.
“Just letting everyone know that I am fine, recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow. Couple of the tests came back already. Doctors were happy that there is nothing major. Thanks again for your concern,” it added.
Brian Lara played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs for West Indies from 1990 to 2007. In 131 Tests, Lara scored 11953 runs including 34 centuries and 48 fifties. In 299 ODIs, Lara scored 10405 runs including 19 hundred and 63 fifties.