'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,' Brian Lara said from the hospital
Mumbai: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was on Tuesday (June 25) admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after he complained of chest pain. Later, Lara, in an audio message, said he is fine and he will be back in his hotel room tomorrow (June 26).
Lara, 50, is part of the Star Sports commentary team for the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. The former Windies captain is in Mumbai for TV commentary duties.
"He was brought to the hospital at around 12.30 p.m. and medical investigations were started immediately. Sources said that he was at an event in a nearby hotel when he complained of discomfort," The Hindu reported.
UPDATE: Message from @BrianLara— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 25, 2019
"I am fine. I am recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow"
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Later, The Times of India said Lara had a "minor scare because of uneasiness in the chest he complained about".
"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," said Lara in an audio message posted on Cricket West Indies' official Twitter page.
"I am just chilling in my hospital bed, watching England versus Australia...not a big fan of England, hopefully Australia can restrict England.... I am going to be alright. My phone is going non stop so I am going to switch it off. Not that I would like to switch it off because I would like to speak to my family.
"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," he added.
Lara, one of the greatest batsmen in cricket, played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs. He holds the record for the highest individual score (400 not out) in Test cricket. He is expected to resume TV duties with Star Sports for the India-West Indies World Cup 2019 game on Thursday (June 27).
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