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Former international cricketer Brian Lara was taken to the Global Hospital in Parel on Tuesday, following chest pain.

While hospital authorities refused to divulge any further information.

He was brought to the hospital at around 12.30 p.m. and medical investigations were started immediately. According to sources, he was attending an event before he was brought in.

Lara, 50, had tests on Tuesday after suffering the pain in the gym but hopes to be discharged on Wednesday.

“A couple of the tests have come back already,” said Lara in a message through West Indies cricket’s twitter handle

“The doctors were quite happy that there is nothing major. I’ll be back in full health very soon.”

One of the finest batsmen in the game’s history, Lara is in India to perform media duties during the World Cup.

“I think I maybe just extended myself too much in the gym this morning and there’s been a bit of pain in my chest,” added Lara.

“I’m just letting everyone know I’m fine, I’m recovering and I’ll be back in my hotel room tomorrow.

“I’m going to be alright.”

Lara holds the record of scoring 501 not out in a first-class test match.

In 1994, he made the highest first-class score – 501 not out – for Warwickshire against Durham in Birmingham and 10 years later compiled a record unbeaten 400 against England in Antigua.

During a career which stretched for 17 years, Lara has 34 hundred in Tests and 19 in one-day internationals.

He scored 11,953 runs in 131 Tests – which was a world record until he was overtaken by India batsman Sachin Tendulkar in October 2008 – and a further 10,405 in 299 one-day internationals.


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