West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara was on Tuesday (June 25) rushed to the hospital in Mumbai after complaining of chest pain. He is in India for providing expert opinion, for a sports network, on the on-going ICC World Cup.
Known as one of the greatest batsmen in history, Lara has played 131 test matches, 299 one-day internationals for West Indies from 1990 to 2007. He holds the record for the highest individual score of 501 and is the only man to score 400 runs in a test match.
The batsman who dominated the 90s cricket alongside of India’s Sachin Tendulkar, and Australia’s Ricky Ponting, he is an idol to the younger generation of cricketers. In 131 tests, he hit 34 centuries and 48 half-centuries, bringing his total test stats to 11953 runs.
He is well known for his 10405 runs in 299 ODIs that include 19 centuries and 63 half-centuries.
However, his put his best foot forward against his favourite rivals Australia when he recorded a path-breaking 2856 runs off 31 test matches with 9 centuries and 11 half-centuries.
The 50-year-old broke many hearts during his retirement in 2007 from all formats of the sport, but his expertise in the analysis sessions have been a people’s favourite. According to news agency ANI, he is admitted to the Global Hospital in Parel that is yet to issue a statement on his health status.