MUMBAI, India — West Indies great Brian Lara has been hospitalised in Mumbai after complaining about chest pains, but he’s said to be OK.
Lara had tests done on Tuesday after suffering chest pains in the gym, but the legendary left-handed top-order batsman revealed that he is now OK and doctors believe the health alarm was nothing major.
Lara, in a message on Twitter from Cricket West Indies, added: “A couple of the tests have come back already.
“The doctors were quite happy that there is nothing major. I’ll be back in full health very soon.”
“I think I maybe just extended myself too much in the gym this morning and there’s been a bit of pain in my chest,” added Lara.
He’s been watching the Cricket World Cup in hospital in India and hopes to be discharged on Wednesday.
“I’m just letting everyone know I’m fine, I’m recovering and I’ll be back in my hotel room tomorrow,” the 50-year-old said.
“I’m going to be alright.”
Lara, who holds the world record for the highest individual innings in both Tests (400 not out) and first-class (501 not out) cricket, is also the leading run-scorer in Test cricket for West Indies and is seventh on the all-time list.
The Trinidad and Tobago batting maestro scored 11,953 runs from 131 Tests and tallied a further 10,405 in 299 one-day internationals. He finished his career with a Test average of 52.88 that included 34 hundreds.
Lara went on to score 19 hundreds in one-day internationals at an average of 40.48.
He scored 65 centuries and 88 half centuries in First-class cricket from 261 matches and tallied 22,156 runs.
Cricket West Indies wishes their former captain well.
“Our prayers go out to Brian Lara, who has been hospitalised in Mumbai due to chest pains, Cricket West Indies said in a statement on its official Twitter Account.
“On behalf of all at Cricket West Indies, we wish you a speedy recovery.”