West Indies legend Brian Lara discharged from Mumbai hospital

Lara was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after complaining of chest pain. He was discharged at 12:00 IST today.

Former West Indies captain and batting legend, Brian Lara.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was given the all-clear and discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted because of chest pains.

“He was discharged at 12:00 pm (0630 GMT). His condition is normal,” hospital spokesman Parag Dhurke told AFP.

Lara was rushed to hospital on Tuesday in India's financial capital where he is currently working for Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing cricket World Cup.

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The 50-year-old Trinidadian underwent an angiography “as a precaution”, Dhurke said. “His health is good,” he added.

Lara released an audio recording on Tuesday night in which he said he was “fine”.

“I may have just extended myself in the gym this morning,” he said, thanking people for their concern.

One of the best batsmen of all time, Lara holds two world records — the highest Test score of 400 not out, and the highest first class knock of 501 that he scored in the English county championship in 1994.

The former skipper retired in 2007 after a dismal West Indies campaign in the World Cup.