WATCH – Inzamam-ul-Haq thanks fans, cricket fraternity for wishes; clarifies it wasn’t a heart attack

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, on Wednesday (September 29), denied reports that he had suffered a heart attack while thanking the people for the good wishes.

Inzamam has clarified that he had not suffered a heart attack, but his cardiac issues were detected during a “routine health check-up” after experiencing discomfort in his stomach on September 27.

Later, the doctor found a blockage in one of his arteries and suggested that he undergoes angioplasty. The 51-year-old was discharged from the hospital just under a day after the surgery. Well, Inzamam is fine now after successful angioplasty.

The former captain was also overwhelmed to see an outpouring of well-wishes from fans and former cricketers around the world after the reports of him suffering a heart attack.

Inzamam said on his YouTube channel: “I saw reports saying I had suffered a heart attack. I did not. I went to my doctor for a routine check-up, who said they wanted to conduct an angiography. During angiography, they noted an artery of mine was blocked, so they inserted stents to alleviate that problem. It was successful and easy, and I came back home after just 12 hours at the hospital.”

He further mentioned, “I feel fine. I went to the doctor because I felt a very slight bit of discomfort. It wasn’t even close to the heart area, but the stomach. Had I delayed getting it checked out, doctors said the heart could have been damaged.”

The former cricketer signed off by saying, “I want to thank everyone in Pakistan and around the world for praying for my health. I want to thank the Pakistan people, and cricketers from Pakistan and around the world who sent their good wishes.”