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ICC World Cup 2019 | Brian Lara Back on Commentary after Health Scare

Cricketnext Staff |June 27, 2019, 9:47 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Brian Lara Back on Commentary after Health Scare

Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara was back on duty as an expert commentator for ICC World Cup 2019 official broadcaster Star Sports after recovering from a minor health issue. Lara was seen in the Star Sports studio in Mumbai on Thursday (June 27) providing his inputs on the India-West Indies World Cup game at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Lara was given an all-clear and discharged from a Mumbai’s Global hospital on Wednesday (June 26), a day after he was admitted because of chest pain.

“He was discharged at 12 pm. His condition is normal,” Global hospital spokesman Parag Dhurke was quoted as saying by AFP on Wednesday.

Lara was rushed to hospital on Tuesday in Mumbai, where he is currently working for official ICC World Cup broadcasters Star Sports.

The 50-year-old Trinidadian underwent an angiography “as a precaution”, Dhurke said. “His health is good,” he added.

Star Sports officials were with Lara throughout his stay at the hospital in Parel. After his discharge, Lara returned to his hotel room and will continue to rest and recuperate for the next couple of days, according to sources close to the West Indian legend.

Earlier, late on Tuesday (June 25) night Lara reassured his fans and well-wishers of his health through an audio message.

"Hi, everyone. I know everyone is very concerned about what's happening. I think I just extended myself a bit too much in the gym this morning and was feeling a bit of pain in my chest and I felt it was best to see a doctor," Lara said.

"The pain continued, so obviously a lot of tests have been done. I am just chilling in my hospital bed watching England vs Australia. Hopefully, Australia can restrict England and beat them, not a big fan of England.

"I am just letting everyone know that I am fine, recovering and I'll be back in my hotel room tomorrow. A couple of tests came back already, the doctors are happy,” Lara had said in the message.

The legendary left-hander played 131 Tests for the West Indies and averaged 52.89 for his 11,953 runs, while his 299 ODI appearances yielded 10,405 runs at 40.17.

He is the first and only player to have registered 400 runs in a Test innings. Lara celebrated his 50th birthday on May 2 in Mumbai, where he was fulfilling his TV commitments.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 6807 122
3 Australia 5543 111
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 New Zealand 4737 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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