According to the latest news reports, former Pakistani cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is on road to recovery after successful angioplasty. He is currently under observation following the surgery.
Inzamam-ul-Haq recently suffered a heart attack. As per reports, he had been complaining of severe chest pains. Medical tests revealed a heart attack. As a result, he had to be taken to the hospital for immediate surgery.
The cricketer’s agent informed the media on Monday evening that he is stable but “he remains under observation for the time being”. His family, however, did not issue any statement on his health.
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Prayers for Inzamam-ul-Haq’s health flooded Twitter on Monday evening. Twitteratis and cricket fans wished speedy recovery for Inzamam-ul-Haq. Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Irfan also prayed for the former Captain’s health.
Praying for the health of the great @Inzamam08. Get well soon, sir. #InzamamUlHaq
— Mohammad Irfan (@M_IrfanOfficial) September 28, 2021
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Inzamam-ul-Haq’s cricket career
The former chief selector is Pakistan’s highest run-getter in ODIs with 11701 runs in 375 matches, and their third-highest in Tests with 8829 runs in 119 matches.
He was also part of Pakistan’s World Cup-winning squad in 1992.
Considered among Pakistan’s most successful captains, Inzamam-ul-Haq is an inspiration to many. During his tenure, Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy final against India in 2017.
He bid farewell to international cricket in 2007 and started serving cricket in different positions.
After retiring from cricket, he served as batting consultant and chief selector. Inzamam-ul-Haq also worked as head coach of Afghanistan.
Inzamam stepped down as Pakistan’s chief selector in July 2019 and announced that he would not seek an extension or renewal of his contract.
“After more than three years as chief selector, I have decided not to seek a renewal of my contract,” Inzamam said.
He announced the decision in a press conference at the National Cricket Academy. Inzamam’s departure in 2019, was the first major change in Pakistan’s cricket structure after the team failed to make the semi-finals of the world cup after finishing fifth in a list of 10 teams.
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