Madan Lal critical after heart attack

Published: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 10:45 [IST]
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Madan Lal suffers heart attack

Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal has suffered a heart attack and has been admitted to a hospital in Noida. He is believed to be in critical condition, the Times of India reported.

The cricketer-turned-politician is a Congress party candidate from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, and it was during his departure to Hamirpur that he felt discomfort in the chest, following which he was hospitalised at 4 pm IST.

Lal, 58, played 39 Tests and 67 ODIs and was part of India's famous World Cup winning-team in 1983. He earned his name by his spell of three quick wickets that broke the back of the West Indies batting in the final at Lord's.

He was both a prolific run-getter and regular wicket-taker at the domestic level as well. His all-round record in the Ranji Trophy - 5270 runs and 351 wickets - is among the best in the national competition. After retirement, he kept in close touch with the game; he was appointed coach of the A team and then the senior squad before becoming a national selector.


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