Cricket legend Brian Lara rushed to hospital in India

Cricket legend Brian Lara rushed to hospital in India

He was at a nearby hotel when he complained of discomfort and was rushed to the hospital.

"I am (now) just chilling in my hospital bed watching England v Australia".

Mumbai: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was on Tuesday (June 25) admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after he complained of chest pain, according to reports. "I was taken to the hospital, pain continued obviously and a lot of tests were done", said Lara in an audio message posted by Cricket West Indies. "A couple of tests came back already, the doctors are happy", he added.

"Our prayers and well wishes go out to former West Indies batsman and captain @BrianLara who has been hospitalized in Mumbai due to chest pains".

'Thanks for your concern and speak again soon.

"Hi, everyone. I know everyone is very concerned about what's happening".

He was expected to be back on the mic for the India versus West Indies game on Thursday. Lara celebrated his 50th birthday on May 2 in Mumbai, where he was fulfilling his TV commitments.

Lara has played 131 Tests and 299 ODI's for the Windies from 1990-2007. He holds the record for the highest individual score (400 not out) in Test cricket.

In 131 Tests, Lara has 11,953 runs to his name, with 34 hundreds and 48 fifties. In 299 ODIs, he has 10,405 runs to his name at an average of 40.17.

He attended the match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford a fortnight ago and also appeared on ITV show Good Morning Britain before returning to India.