BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Iconic former West Indies batsman Brian Lara has reassured fans he is “fine and recovering” after being admitted to a hospital in Mumbai with chest pains on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old Lara, who is in India performing duties as a media analyst for the ongoing World Cup in England, said several of the tests completed by doctors so far had revealed “nothing major” and anticipated leaving the hospital by Wednesday.
“I know everyone is very concerned about what is happening. I think I just extended myself too much in the gym this morning and was feeling a little bit of pain in my chest. I just felt it was best to see a doctor and I was taken to the hospital,” said Lara, a former captain and the Windies record-holder for the most runs in Tests.
“The pain continued so obviously a lot of tests have been done. I’m just chilling in my hospital bed watching England versus Australia… but I’m going to be alright. Just letting everyone know I’m fine, recovering and I’ll be back in my hotel room tomorrow,” Lara said.
He complained of chest pains and was rushed to Mumbai’s General Hospital in Parel earlier this week.
Lara, a former captain, holds the record for the most runs by a West Indies batsman in Tests with 11 953 runs in from 131 matches.
He quit international cricket in 2007 following the historic Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean.