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Muralitharan undergoes angioplasty in Chennai

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
April 18, 2021 23:16 IST
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Muttiah Muralitharan

IMAGE: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan. Photograph: BCCI

Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who is part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad support staff in the ongoing IPL, has undergone an angioplasty in Chennai.


The champion off-spinner "had a stent fitted to unblock an artery, and will rejoin Sunrisers Hyderabad when discharged", said a report on ESPNCricinfo.

The 49-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in international cricket with 1347 scalps across the three formats.

Muralitharan represented Sri Lanka in 133 Tests, 350 ODIs and 12 T20 Internationals. He took a staggering 800 wickets in the longest format, 534 in the ODIs and 13 in the T20s. He was also part of Sri Lanka's ODI World Cup triumph in 1996.

He has been the bowling coach and mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2015.

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