Former English batsman and a popular face in the commentary panel, Geoffrey Boycott is in the recovery process after recently undergoing quadruple heart bypass surgery.

The news was made public by his family on Wednesday (June 11). The 77-year-old underwent the surgery on June 27. He was in the hospital for 10 days before leaving for home.

“The surgeon says the operation was a success and has now allowed him home to recover from invasive surgery,”  Boycott daughter Emma said in a statement which she posted on her father’s behalf on an official Twitter handle.

Boycott has been a big name in the cricketing circuit. After retiring from the game he has become a popular commentator and his anecdotes have been acknowledged several times.

Geoffrey Boycott
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Boycott’s message via his daughter

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Boycott serves as a commentator with BBC. However, he won’t be featuring at the start of India versus England opening Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. He is expected to be back when the two teams square off in the third Test in Nottingham which is slated to start from 18th August.

Moreover, the support came pouring in from every quarter. Boycott continued his social media banters taking help from her daughter while typing.

Boycott was one of the stars of the English team in the 1960’s and the 70’s. If ever there was a defence from a batsman which couldn’t be breached it was Boycott’s.

The veteran had a wonderful tenacity to play the long innings. He represented England in 108 Tests and 36 One-day Internationals. Boycott scored 8,114 runs in Tests while 1,082 runs in ODI’s.

His first-class record is just staggering. Close to 50,000 runs in 609 matches, Boycott was a stalwart in the circuit. But he played most of his career for Yorkshire.

Geoffrey Boycott smashed 22 centuries in Tests and 151 centuries in first-class cricket.

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