Pakistan Test cricketer Abid Ali diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Abid Ali was batting on 61 when his health condition deteriorated during Central Punjab's second innings.

Abid Ali
The 34-year-old had made his Test debut in 2019 for Pakistan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Pakistan opener Abid Ali has been diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome after complaining of chest pain. A PCB official maintained that Ali had “uneasiness and heaviness” in the shoulder area.

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On Tuesday, Ali was batting for Central Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy when he felt discomfort and was taken to hospital. Ali, who had undergone a couple of tests including an electrocardiogram (ECG) at the hospital and was said to be in stable condition.

The game was played between Central Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at UBL Sports Complex in Karachi.

“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.

“Abid was taken immediately to a cardiac hospital where he was diagnosed as a case of Acute Coronary Syndrome. He is under the care of a Consultant Cardiologist who is liaising with the 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,” PCB said in its statement.

Abid Ali is under observation:

Abid Ali
Abid Ali has been exceptional with the bat for Pakistan. Photo Credit: PCB

The top-order batter was under observation in the hospital before being diagnosed with ACS.

Since 2019, Abid Ali had played 16 Tests for Pakistan. He had amassed 1180 runs at an average of 49.92.


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