Muralitharan undergoes angioplasty in Chennai

2021-04-19 at 14:33

Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan underwent an angioplasty in Chennai.

Muralitharan is in Chennai as bowling coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

The 49-year-old former off-spinner, considered one of the greatest bowlers of all time, had a stent fitted to unblock an artery.

He is expected to rejoin SRH when discharged. Muralitharan has been bowling coach of SRH since 2015.

In a prolific 19-year international career, Muralitharan ended up becoming the all-time highest wicket taker in Tests and ODIs.

He took a whopping 800 Test wickets and 534 wickets in ODIs.

He was part of the Sri Lanka squad that won the 1996 World Cup.

He also played 66 times in the IPL, taking 63 wickets and retired from all forms of the game in 2014.