Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara on Tuesday admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after he complained of chest pain. Lara, who had already suffered a heart attack, has been admitted to the Global Hospital in Mumbai's Parel area. The hospital authorities didn't divulge any information regarding to the crickter's health. However, according to reports, doctors at the Global Hospital performed angiography of Lara but didn’t go for angioplasty as they didn't see any risk in angiography.
Lara was in India for World Cup broadcasting role for Star Sports. One of West Indies' greatest cricketers, Lara had retired from all forms of international cricket in 2007. He played his last game against England on April 21, 2007. The Trinidad ace eventually topped the Test runs charts before Indian great Sachin Tendulkar took over the honour.
Lara has 10405 runs in One Internationals off 299 games with 19 centuries and 63 half-centuries at an average of 40.17. In Tests, Lara scored 11953 runs in 232 inning of 131 matches at an impressive average of 52.89. He owns the record of highest individual Test total of 400. Among a plethora of records in international cricket, Lara has scored a century against every Test playing nation.
Lara is considered as one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, and his name is always find place alongside the elite company of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis. The former cricketer seems to have a family history of heart disease as his father too died of a heart attack in 1989.