West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara has been hospitalized in Mumbai following complaints of chest pain and discomfort early this morning. According to recent reports, there is yet to be a formal report to be made on his current condition. Asian News International (ANI) has claimed that the hospital at which Lara was admitted will soon issue a statement. A tweet sent out by ANI earlier today stated, “West Indies legend Brian Lara has been admitted to Global Hospital in Parel after he complained of chest pain. Hospital to issue a statement shortly.”
The former batsman to the West Indies cricket team is regarded as one of the best and most renowned players in the sport. Brian Lara was first drafted into the cricket team to the West Indies when he was just 21 years old. The Trinidadian sportsman made cricket history several times throughout his career as he broke many prestigious records while on the field, including becoming the first man to score seven centuries in eight first-class innings. He is celebrated for his extremely high score in first-class cricket, the yet to be beaten 501 not out. Lara also currently holds the record for highest individual score in test cricket with up to 400 runs.
After an extremely fruitful batsman career spanning more than a decade, Brian announced his retirement from the sport in 2007 at the age of 37. His last match as an active cricket player with the West Indies team was against England during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Lara was in India providing commentary to the sports channel Star Sports on the currently ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup taking place in England. He also recently made an appearance on the popular British talk show Good Morning Britain, hosted by Piers Morgan.