New Delhi: Pakistan’s cricket legend, former captain, and national selector Inzamam-ul-Haq was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack in Lahore on Monday, reported news agency ANI.
The report also mentioned that the former skipped underwent an angioplasty and is currently stable.
Inzamam was complaining about chest pain for the last three days and the initial testing had cleared him but tests on Monday revealed he had suffered a heart attack. He was then rushed for surgery. According to his agent, the former cricketer is stable but under observation, reported ANI.
Cricket expert Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter and wished for his speedy recovery, “Wishing Inzamam-ul-Haq all the very best, that he recovers completely and remains part of our game for many many years.”
Inzamam, 51, is Pakistan’s highest run-getter in ODIs with 11701 runs in 375 matches, and their third-highest in Tests with 8829 runs in 119 matches. He was also among the country’s most successful captains.
He retired from the international game in 2007 and has since held several positions in Pakistan, as a batting consultant and then the chief selector from 2016 to 2019. He has also worked as head coach of Afghanistan.
Inzamam was recently quite vocal about New Zealand’s decision to pull out from the Pakistan tour citing a security threat.
On his YouTube channel, Inzamam had said, “No country can do to another what New Zealand have done to Pakistan. They were our guests and if they had some issues they should have spoken to the PCB. Pakistan had been providing New Zealand with the best security. Since the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in 2009, we have given security to teams equivalent to that given to a visiting President.”