West Indies cricketer and golfer Brian Lara. File Photo/AFP
West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was admitted Tuesday to a hospital in Mumbai after complaining of chest pain, Indian media reports said.
The 50-year-old Trinidadian was rushed to hospital after he complained of discomfort during a promotional event, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said quoting a source close to the player.
Lara was in Mumbai to take part in events organised by Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing cricket World Cup.
One of the best batsmen of the modern era, Lara holds two world batting records -- the highest ever Test score of 400 not out and the highest first class knock of 501 that he scores in English county championship in 1994.
The former skipper retired in 2007 after a dismal West Indies campaign in the World Cup.
Sri Lanka started the tournament as rank outsiders and finished sixth of the nine teams, registering one of their three wins against the world's top-ranked one-day international side and hosts England.
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
Reigning champions Australia made one change after a surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford, with the recently called-up Peter Handscomb replacing injured batsman Usman Khawaja.
In a match pitting two of the bottom-placed IPL 2019 teams — Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) — against each other, it was the Royals who finally opened their account this season with an 7-wicket romp at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday. RCB meanwhile remain rooted to the cellar -- still pointless -- by virtue of this loss.
The two New Zealand police officers who managed to arrest a man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques were given a bravery award on Wednesday.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering as she started her speech.
The two leaders have pledged to tackle full-on the threat from terrorism and extremism.