Legendary batter and former Pakistan team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been hospitalised in Lahore after suffering a heart attack on Monday night.
Inzamam underwent an emergency angioplasty.
51 year old veteran had been complaining of chest pain over the last three days, Cricket Pakistan reported. His initial tests didn’t suggest anything, but the latest tests on Monday reported a minor heart attack for which he had to be taken to hospital for surgery.
Prayers for his speedy recovery have started pouring in.
“Wishing you a speedy recovery @Inzamam08. You’ve always been calm yet competitive, and a fighter on the field. I hope and pray that you’ll come out stronger from this situation as well. Get well soon,” read a tweet by India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Inzamam was stable but under observation as per his agent, a report in ESPNcricinfo stated.
“Inzamam is now doing much better and will be released soon from hospital. He is okay now,” one family member said.
Shot to global prominence in the 1992 World Cup, Inzamam became Pakistan’s highest run-getter in ODI cricket with 11701 runs in 375 matches. In Tests, he has 8829 runs in 119 matches. Inzamam’s involvement in cricket following his retirement was limited. He took over as Afghanistan’s head coach in October 2015. In April 2016, he was appointed Pakistan’s chief selector.