Legendary Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas has been discharged from the hospital after undergoing the successful angioplasty procedure at a Karachi hospital on Monday (October 15).
Abbas, the former Pakistan skipper, was hospitalized in Karachi on Sunday due to cardiac pain while playing golf and the doctors declared that two walls of his heart were blocked after getting the angiography done.
And then, the former International Cricket Council (ICC) President immediately had to undergo heart surgery in the two blocked arteries to clear the blood flow.
On Sunday (October 14), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had shared the news of his hospitalization on Twitter with a caption, “Our prayers are with President @PeshawarZalmi Former ICC President/Pakistan Captain, the Legendary Batsman Zaheer Abbas who is recovering from a cardiac ailment in Karachi. We wish him a speedy recovery. Get well soon Zaheer Abbas!”
Our prayers are with President @PeshawarZalmi Former ICC President/Pakistan Captain, the Legendary Batsman Zaheer Abbas who is recovering from a cardiac ailment in Karachi.— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 14, 2018
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Get well soon Zaheer Abbas!
The ARY Sports has reported that the surgery went on for a long time as there were a lot of complications, while Abbas’ brother confirmed that the 71-year-old is recovering well and asked all to pray for his speedy recovery. He also thanked everyone for the wishes and prayers for his health.
Noteworthy, Abbas, who was fondly known as the Asian Bradman throughout his 16-year long illustrious career, represented Pakistan in 78 Tests and 62 One Day Internationals and amassed close to 8,000 runs in all forms.
He is the only Asian batsman to hit more than 100 centuries in First Class cricket and was known as the Asian Bradman during his playing times. He is still active as a cricket administrator and is the president of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi.