Monday Apr 19, 2021
Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan underwent successful angioplasty procedure at a hospital in Chennai, his India Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad confirmed on Monday.
The 49-year-old, who is part of Hyderabad's coaching staff for the tournament, said he would shortly rejoin the team in Chennai after quarantining as per IPL protocols, he added.
Muralitharan is the leading wicket-taker in international cricket with 1,347 victims, including 800 in tests. He played for Sri Lanka in 133 tests, 350 ODIs and 12 Twenty20 Internationals.
"Wishing Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who was recently hospitalised for cardiac treatment, a speedy recovery," cricket's governing body ICC said in a tweet.