Brian Lara hospitalised with chest pain in Mumbai

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Former captain Brian Lara has been taken to hospital in Mumbai with chest pain, says Cricket West Indies. The 50-year-old is in India as he carries out media duties during the World Cup in England.

Lara holds the records for the highest individual innings in both Test matches and first-class cricket.

“Our prayers go out to Brian Lara, who has been hospitalised in Mumbai due to chest pains,” said a statement on Twitter from Cricket West Indies.

“On behalf of all of us at Cricket West Indies, we wish you a speedy recovery.”

Lara amassed 11,953 runs in 131 Tests, which was a world record until he was overtaken by India batsman Sachin Tendulkar in October 2008, and a further 10,405 in 299 one-day internationals.

In 1994, he made the highest first-class score – 501 not out – for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston and 10 years later compiled a record unbeaten 400 against England in Antigua. (BBC Sport)

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