Former Pakistan Test captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has denied reports that he suffered a heart attack, saying his heart problems were diagnosed during a medical examination conducted on him due to stomach upset.
The 51-year-old said on his YouTube channel that he was shocked by the public outcry, but did not have a heart attack.
Inzamam, who played 120 Tests and 378 ODIs for Pakistan, was admitted to a private hospital on Monday night with other problems and difficulty breathing.
“I saw reports that I had a heart attack. I did not. I went to my doctor for a routine check-up and they said they wanted to do angiography. During angiography, they noticed that one of my arteries was blocked, so they inserted stents to get rid of that problem.
“It was successful and easy. I returned home after 12 hours in the hospital. I feel better,” he said.
Inzamam said he went to the hospital because of “abdominal pain”.
“I went to the doctor because I felt a little uncomfortable. It was not near the heart area, but the abdomen. The doctors said that if I had delayed examining it, the heart might have been damaged,” he said.
I would like to thank everyone in Pakistan and around the world who prayed for my health. I would like to thank the cricketers of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan around the world for their congratulations, ”Inzamam added.