'Sad to hear': Fears as Pakistan cricket great rushed to hospital

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Pakistan cricket great Inzamam-ul-Haq is recovering in hospital after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest this week. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
Pakistan cricket great Inzamam-ul-Haq is recovering in hospital after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest this week. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

Pakistan cricket great Inzamam-ul-haq is in a stable condition in hospital after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest earlier in the week.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, the former Test captain had complained of chest pains for three days before scans ultimately revealed he had suffered cardiac arrest, at which point he was swiftly sent to hospital.

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The 51-year-old is recovering in Lahore after undergoing successful angioplasty surgery.

Since his retirement from international play in 2007, Inzamam has held a variety roles roles in Pakistan cricket, including time as chief selector and batting consultant.

He also coached Afghanistan's national team.

Inzamam is widely held to be Pakistan's greatest batsman, leading the country in ODI runs scored and third in Test runs.

He played 375 ODIs and 119 Tests, memorably announcing himself to the world as Pakistan claimed the 1992 World Cup.

Cricket fans took to social media to wish the Pakistan legend well in his recovery.

Moeen Ali pulls up stumps on Test career

Meanwhile, England allrounder Moeen Ali has called time on his Test career.

Moeen revealed that he found it hard to concentrate after being recalled to the England side for the recent series against India.

He took 195 Test wickets including five five-wicket hauls and scored five Test-match centuries during his career.

He said: "I'm 34 now and I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket.

"Test cricket is amazing, when you're having a good day it's better than any other format by far, it's more rewarding and you feel like you've really earned it.

Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from England's Test team, after playing 64 matches. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from England's Test team, after playing 64 matches. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

"I will miss just walking out there with the lads, playing against best in the world with that feeling of nerves but also from a bowling point of view, knowing with my best ball I could get anyone out.

"I've enjoyed Test cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes and I feel like I've done enough of it and I'm happy and content with how I've done."

Ali lost his central contract in 2019, which led him to focus on franchise cricket.

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