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Vinod Kambli to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday

December 02, 2013 21:24 IST

Vinod KambliThe condition of former India cricketer Vinod Kambli, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack last week, has improved and he will be discharged on Tuesday.

Kambli's wife Andrea said doctors attending to him has told her that there is "no reason to worry".

"Angiography was done on Vinod earlier in the day. The doctors said everything is fine and that there is no reason to worry. His health is a lot better now. He will be discharged tomorrow," she said on Monday.

The 41-year-old was rushed to the suburban hospital by police personnel on Friday after he complained of chest pain while driving his car and sought help. He was kept at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital since then.

The former middle-order batsman came into the limelight after he shared an unbroken partnership of 664 runs in a school match against St Xavier's School, Fort, with childhood friend and cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar who recently retired from the game.

Kambli, an elegant left-hander in his playing days, had undergone angioplasty on two of his blocked arteries in July last year.

Kambli, who now appears as a cricket expert on TV channels, played 17 Tests and 104 One-Day Internationals for India.

In his short Test career, Kambli scored 1084 runs at an average of 54.20, while his 104 ODI appearances yielded 2477 runs at 32.59.

He played his last international match in 2000 and retired from first-class cricket in 2011.

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