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Muralitharan discharged after undergoing angioplasty

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Norma Godinho
Last updated on: April 19, 2021 16:58 IST
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Muttiah Muralitharan

IMAGE: Muttiah Muralitharan had a stent fitted to unblock an artery. Photograph: BCCI/IPL

Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan was discharged on Monday after undergoing a coronary angioplasty at a city hospital in Chennai.


The 49-year-old former spinner, who is part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad support staff in the ongoing IPL, went for the planned procedure on Sunday.

"He underwent successful coronary angioplasty with stents yesterday under the care of Dr G Sengottuvelu, senior interventional cardiologist," Apollo Hospitals said in a release on Monday.

"He would resume his normal activities."

Muralitharan, the leading wicket-taker in international cricket with 1347 scalps, was admitted in the hospital for cardiac evaluation on Sunday.

Muralitharan would rejoin the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad after undergoing the mandatory seven-day quarantine period, sources said.

The spinner represented Sri Lanka in 133 Tests, 350 ODIs and 12 T20 Internationals. He took 800 Test wickets, while picking up 534 scalps in ODIs and 13 in T20s Internationals.

He was part of Sri Lanka's ODI World Cup winning squad in 1996.

The Sri Lankan has been the bowling coach and mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2015. He featured for Chennai Super Kings and now defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL.

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