Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Pakistan’s Abid Ali on road to recovery after heart scare

Pakistan Test opener Abid Ali faces a long road to recovery following surgery after he was forced off the field with chest pain during a domestic match, officials said Thursday, reports AFP. The 34-year-old fell ill Tuesday while batting for Central Punjab in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match in Karachi and was rushed to a hospital. He underwent two angioplasty procedures after being diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) statement said. "Abid has commenced rehabilitation... did light walking in the morning without showing any discomfort," it said, adding he is likely to be discharged next week. The stocky Abid made headlines in December 2019 when he became the first batsman to hit a century on debut at both Test and one-day international levels. Abid has so far scored 1,180 runs in 16 Tests, and played six ODIs for Pakistan.