Lara discharged from Mumbai hospital

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was given the all-clear and discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted because of chest pains.

“He was discharged at 12:00 pm (0630 GMT). His condition is normal,” hospital spokesman Parag Dhurke told AFP.

Lara was rushed to hospital on Tuesday in India’s financial capital where he is currently working for Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing cricket World Cup.

The 50-year-old Trinidadian underwent an angiography “as a precaution”, Dhurke said. “His health is good,” he added.

Lara released an audio recording on Tuesday night in which he said he was “fine”.

“I may have just extended myself in the gym this morning,” he said, thanking people for their concern.

He added that he was “chilling” in his hospital bed watching the England versus Australia match and joked that he hoped Australia would win.

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