Pakistan great Inzamam ul-Haq suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty


Karachi: Inzamam-ul-Haq, one of the biggest names in Pakistan cricket, has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack. attack.Medical tests were conducted on Inzamam after he complained about chest pain over the last three days and the test  revealed that he had suffered from a heart attack, reported ESPNCricinfo.

 Inzamam was declared stable’ after a successful angioplasty Monday evening. Pakistani Journalist Arfa Feroz Zake
reported the same in the week hours on Tuesday, suggesting that the former Pakistan skipper had to undergo angioplasty after a minor heart attack.

“All prayers for legendary former captain of Pakistan Inzamam-ul-Haq who is reported to have a minor heart attack. Inzi has underwent successful angioplasty and is out of danger in hospital of Lahore. The nation prays for quick recovery of Inzi,” wrote Geo News journalist Arfa Feroz Zake.

One of his family member stated that Inzamam’s condition is now stable but he remains under observation.  “Inzamam is now doing much better and will be released soon from hospital. He is okay now,” one family member said.

The former Pakistan captain and one of their leading run scorers in ODIs and Test cricket, became a household name in the 1992 World Cup, he became Pakistan’s highest run-getter in ODI cricket with 11701 runs in 378 matches. In Tests, he has 8829 runs in 119 matches. The 51 year old also worked as the chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from 2016 to 2019, under his tenure that Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy final against India in 2017. He has also coached the Afghanistan Cricket team as a batting consultant.

Twitter was flooded with well wishes for Inzamam’s speedy recovery. Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, Indian cricket expert Harsha Bhogle among others also took to Twitter to wish Inzy recovers completely, “Wishing Inzamam-ul-Haq all the very best, that he recovers completely and remains part of our game for many many years.”