Muthiah Muraleedharan hospitalised following heart attack


Sports Reporter ## Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan has been admitted to a hospital in Chennai of India following a heart attack.

Muralitharan, the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach, has undergone angioplasty on Sunday in Chennai.

ESPNcricinfo understands Muralitharan had a stent fitted to open a blocked artery that was discovered recently during a routine check-up.

It is understood Muralitharan has been admitted in a well-known hospital in Chennai. Once he is discharged, he will undergo the necessary quarantine guidelines of the IPL before rejoining the Sunrisers staff.

Muralitharan, the former Sri Lanka offspinner, is the most prolific bowler in Test history, picking up 800 wickets in 133 Tests at an average of 22.72. He played 66 IPL games for three franchises – Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers and Royal Challengers Bangalore – before joining the Sunrisers as bowling coach in 2015.