Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara was on Tuesday admitted in a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain.
According to reports, Lara was admitted at the Global Hospital situated in Parel at around 12:30 pm. The hospital is expected to come out with an official statement soon.
Lara is currently in India working as a cricket expert for Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing World Cup.
Sources close to the player suggested that he was recovering after receiving treatment. "He was complaining of unease but he is fine now. There is nothing to worry,' said a source close to the player speaking to Times of India.
Officials of Star Sports also arrived at the hospital. Following the match between India and Afghanistan, Lara was on a break from broadcasting duties until Thursday's game between India and the West Indies.
The batsman played 131 Tests for the West Indies and amassed 11,953 runs, while he scored 10,405 runs at 40.17 in 299 ODIs. The West Indian great retired from international cricket in 2007.
As per the latest update, Brian Lara said he is fine and recovering.
"I am fine. I am recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow," Windies Cricket quoted Lara saying in a tweet.
Earlier, despite repeated attempts, the hospital declined to divulge details on the former cricketer's medical condition, even as speculation was rife over his health status.
"We understand media's interest, but we do not reveal our patients' clinical and health condition without their explicit consent. We respect our patients' right to privacy at all times," a spokesperson for Global Hospital said.