Per reports, Muttiah Muralitharan was admitted to the Kaveri hospital in Chennai due to a cardiac issue. It is believed that Muralitharan, who is currently travelling with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as a part of their coaching staff, underwent angioplasty. According to the reports, he had a stent fitted to unblock an artery and is now stable.
"A blockage was detected at the end of March. So it (angioplasty) was a routine procedure that was supposed to be conducted. He is doing well," the source told PTI.
The private Apollo Hospital in Chennai said Muralitharan was admitted on Sunday and underwent "successful coronary angioplasty with stents" allowing him to resume normal activity almost immediately.
The 49-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in international cricket with 1347 scalps.
Muralitharan represented Sri Lanka in 133 Tests, 350 ODIs and 12 T20 Internationals. He took a staggering 800 wickets in the longest format, 534 in the ODIs and 13 in the T20s. He was also part of Sri Lanka's ODI World Cup triumph in 1996.
He has been the bowling coach and mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2015. His team has suffered three losses in a row this season.
(With inputs from PTI & AFP)