Former Pakistan captain and ex-chief selector Inzamamul Haq was admitted to a hospital in Lahore after suffering a attack , it emerged late on Monday.
Speaking to Dawn.com, his agent said that the 51-year-old had been delivered to the hospital after experiencing heart pain.
He said that the cricketer had undergone an angioplasty and had a stent put in. The agent, who asked to stay anonymous, said that Inzamam was stable and under observation.
He said that he was hopeful that Inzamam would be discharged soon.
The news of the cricketer’s ailing health started trending on Twitter and citizens, also as sporting stars, were quick to wish him a speedy recovery.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan called Inzamam a “legend” and therefore the “pride of Pakistan”.
— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) September 28, 2021
Sarfaraz Ahmed also prayed for his speedy recovery.
Prayers for @Inzamam08 bhai for speedy recovery In shaa Allah he will be fine 🤲
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 27, 2021
Cricket presenter Vikram Sathaye said: “Get well soon #inzamamulhaq! Cricket still needs your calming influence tons .”
Get well soon #inzamamulhaq ! Cricket still needs your calming influence a lot.
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) September 28, 2021
Commentator Harsha Bhogle wished hoped he would recover completely and remain a neighborhood of cricket for “many, many years”.
Wishing Inzamam-ul-Haq all the very best, that he recovers completely and remains part of our game for many many years.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 27, 2021
According to ESPNcricinfo, Inzamam is Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in ODIs with 11,701 runs in 375 matches, and their third-highest in Tests with 8,829 runs in 119 matches. He was also among the country’s most successful captains.
He retired from the international game in 2007 and has since held several positions in Pakistan, as a batting consultant then the chief selector from 2016 to 2019.