I am fine, recovering and will be back in my hotel room tomorrow: Brian Lara gives health update

Brian Lara's countless fans heaved a big sigh of relief after the West Indian great Tuesday said "I am fine and will be back in my hotel room tomorrow" following his hospitalisation in Mumbai due to chest pain.

Press Trust of India, Jun 25, 2019 21:45:08 IST

Brian Lara's countless fans heaved a big sigh of relief after the West Indian great Tuesday said "I am fine and will be back in my hotel room tomorrow" following his hospitalisation in Mumbai due to chest pain.

I am fine, recovering and will be back in my hotel room tomorrow: Brian Lara gives health update

File picture of Brian Lara. Reuters

Lara was admitted to a city hospital after complaining of chest pain. The former West Indies captain, who is in India as an expert for the official broadcaster of the World Cup, said he felt uneasy after an extended workout session in the morning.

"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 by Cricket West Indies.

Lara may be a tad unwell but his wits were intact even while lying on a hospital bed.

"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.

The 50-year-old from Trinidad, considered one of the greatest batsmen to have played the game, was admitted to the Global Hospital in Parel.

Lara played 131 Tests for the West Indies and averaged 52.89 for his 11,953 runs, while his 299 ODI appearances yielded 10,405 runs at 40.17.

The legendary left-hander is the first and only player to have registered 400 runs in a Test innings, playing the incredible unbeaten knock against England in 2004 in Antigua.

He also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.

Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 21:45:08 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254