Sri Lanka cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan undergoes cardiac procedure

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan legend and Sunrisers Hyderabad spin coach Muttiah Muralitharan has been admitted to a well-known hospital in Chennai and undergone angioplasty Sunday, ESPNCricInfo reported.

According to the report, Muralitharan had a stent fitted to open a blocked artery that was discovered recently during a routine check-up.

Once he is discharged, he will undergo the necessary quarantine guidelines of the IPL before rejoining the Sunrisers staff, ESPNcricinfo said.

Muralitharan, 49, the former Sri Lanka offspinner, is the most prolific bowler in Test history, picking up 800 wickets in 133 Tests at an average of 22.72. He played 66 IPL games for three franchises – Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers and Royal Challengers Bangalore – before joining the Sunrisers as bowling coach in 2015.


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