Former Pakistan captain and batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq was rushed to surgery on Monday after suffering a heart attack in Lahore. Inzamam, 51, underwent a successful angioplasty and is now stable.
Inzamam, who is recognised as one of Pakistan’s most successful captains of all time, had been complaining of chest pain for three days, according to ESPNCricinfo. While initial tests cleared him, tests on Monday revealed that he had suffered a heart attack after which he was rushed to surgery.
According to his agent, Inzamam is now stable but under observation.
Inzamam was an integral part of the Pakistan team that won the 1992 World Cup. He is Pakistan’s highest run-getter in ODIs with 11,701 runs in 375 matches, and their third-highest in Tests with 8829 runs in 119 matches.
He was Pakistan’s captain between 2001 and 2007, with his tenure ending with his retirement from international cricket. He has since held several positions in Pakistan, most recently that of chief selector between 2016 and 2019. Inzamam was chief selector of the team when they won the 2017 Champions Trophy. He was head coach of Afghanistan before he resigned from the post with eight months left in his contract to take up the role of Pakistan’s chief selector.