CHENNAI: Former Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan underwent an angioplasty procedure at a city hospital here on Sunday. Muralitharan, who turned 49 on Saturday, had a clot in his artery which required him to undergo the procedure at the Apollo hospital.
It is learnt that Muralitharan, who is currently part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad coaching staff, is likely to be discharged on Monday evening.
“During a routine check-up late last month a clot in his artery was identified and the angioplasty was done on Sunday. It was a pre-planned procedure for Muralitharan which went off smoothly,” said sources close to the development. The source made it clear that Muralitharan wasn’t under any visible discomfort through this period but got admitted only when he felt mild pain. “He was his usual chirpy self and even sat at the dugout during the SRH games,” the source added.
After he is discharged from the hospital, Muralitharan will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine here before he is allowed to enter the SRH squad bio-bubble for the remainder of the IPL season.
Once SRH concludes its matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, they will be flying to New Delhi for the next leg of the IPL-14 season. It is likely that Muralitharan will be joining the squad in Delhi once he clears the quarantine period. SRH have three matches so far this season and are yet to log in their first points.