Inzamam-Ul-Haq suffers heart attack; undergoes angioplasty

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Former Pakistan skipper and legendary batter Inzamam-ul-Haq was admitted to a hospital in Lahore after suffering a heart attack on Monday night. The 51-year-old retired cricketer underwent an emergency angioplasty.

According to a Cricket Pakistan report, Inzamam complained of chest pain over the last three days but initial tests didn’t suggest anything. However, the latest tests on Monday reported a minor heart attack and the World Cup winner was then admitted to hospital for surgery.

As per Inzamam’s close aide, the Pak batting legend is stable and under observation.

Inzamam, rated as one of the greats of his era, played 494 international matches and scored over 20,000 international runs for Pakistan. The right-handed middle-order batsman played 375 ODIs and amassed 11701 runs while he is the country’s third-highest run-scorer in the Test with 8829 runs in 119 matches.

He retired from international cricket after Pakistan unceremonious exit at the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. He then went on to take several positions in Pakistan cricket including batting consultant and chief selector (2016-2019) and also briefly served as Afghanistan head coach.

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