Former international cricketer Brian Lara, who played for West Indies for 17 eventful years, was hospitalised in Mumbai. Lara was rushed to Global Hospital in Parel on Tuesday.
The hospital authorities will be issuing a statement shortly, but sources say he was admitted after he complained of chest pain. He was bought into the hospital at around 12:30 and the medical investigations followed immediately. Lara was attending an event in the vicinity when he felt uneasy and complained of discomfort.
A video of Lara being taken in a stretcher at the hospital has also emerged. Watch the video above.
Lara was in Mumbai as an expert for a network vis-à-vis the ongoing ICC Men's World Cup. The left-handed batsman turned 50 earlier this year. Lara's score of 400, which till date remains the highest individual score in Test Cricket, just recently completed its 15th anniversary. Lara, undoubtedly, is one of the best cricketers that modern cricket has produced. He is bracketed alongside the greats, Sachin Tendulkar, Jaques Kallis, and Ricky Ponting. The Prince of Trinidad is also part of the ICC Hall of Fame since 2012.
Lara started his cricketing journey playing inter-school cricket for Fatima college in Port of Spain. There he registered 7 three-figure scores in a single season of the inter-school competition. The natural progression was to play first-class cricket and with his skills, he had made it obvious that he will play in the Carribean cricket attire one day.
He became the youngest captain for the team of Trinidad and Tobago at just the age of 20. He made his Test debut for the West Indies side the same year against Pakistan in Lahore, where he registered scores of 44 and 6. Right after the Test, he had to return to the domestic circuit and only became a regular once Richards retired.
In his three captaincy stints, the team didn't really shine, but the greatest feat for him as a captain was when he led his side to win the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004. He hung his gloriously-worn boots after the '07 World Cup.