Muttiah Muralitharan admitted to the hospital for cardiac treatment

Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer considered as one of the best test cricketers the game has ever seen, he was right arm off-break bowler. The coaching staff of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Muttiah Muralitharan went under angioplasty procedure in Chennai at Apollo Hospital on Sunday. The 49-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in international cricket with 1347 scalps.

Muttiah Muralitharan represented Sri Lanka in 133 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 12 T20Is. 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.

“A blockage was detected at the end of March. So the angioplasty was a routine procedure that was supposed to be conducted. He is doing well,” PTI reported.

Muttiah Muralitharan on Friday (April 17) turned 49. Muralitharan is expected to be rejoin the team after completing treatment.