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Abid Ali diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome, confirms PCB in official statement

The match was being played in Karachi and Abid was looking good while batting on 61 in Central Punjab’s second innings when he had to leave the crease.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 22 December 2021 12:56 pm

Pakistan batter Abid Ali had to be rushed to the hospital after he complained of chest pain while playing for the Central Punjab team in the domestic Quaid-e-Azam tournament. And later the Pakistan Cricket Board released an official statement on the matter, confirming that Abid was indeed suffering from chest pain before adding that he had been diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

The match was being played in Karachi and Abid was looking good while batting on 61 in Central Punjab’s second innings when he had to leave the crease.

“Central Punjab opener Abid Ali complained of chest pain during his innings against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final-round match at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi today. Abid left the batting crease at 61 in Central Punjab’s second innings,” PCB’s official statement read.

“Abid was taken immediately to a cardiac hospital where he was diagnosed as a case of Acute Coronary Syndrome,” it added.

The statement also added that the right-handed batter continues to be under medical supervision and is in a stable condition. PCB even requested some privacy for Abid Ali and his family.

“He is under the care of Consultant Cardiologist who is liaising with PCB medical team regarding further treatment. He is currently stable. It is requested to respect his and the family’s privacy at this time. More details will be provided in due course,” concluded the statement from the PCB,” read the concluding lines of the statement.

Abid Ali has been an exceptional batter for Pakistan in Test cricket and has already in his young career scored close to 1200 runs at an average of just under 50. Abid even smashed a couple of hundreds in the longest form of the game for the Men in Green this year with the help of which he has accumulated nearly 700 runs in the year.

In addition, Abid has an equally brilliant first-class career where he has played 130 fixtures and scored over 9000 runs – a feat he achieved during his most recent innings and had to be taken to a hospital when he was on 9006 first-class runs. His highest score is an unbeaten 249 at an average 41.31.

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