Cricket legend Brian Lara rushed to hospital with chest pains

West Indies Captain Brian Lara  walks ba...

Cricket legend Brian Lara has been rushed to hospital with chest pains, The Mirror are reporting.

The 50-year-old recently complained of having pains and was in some discomfort before he was taken to Global Hospital in Mumbai.

Lara is currently covering the Cricket World Cup as part of the Star Sports broadcast team in India.

He was taken to hospital after complaining about the discomfort in the Parel area of the city at 8am (BST) on Tuesday morning.

No further details have been released on his condition, but a statement is expected later on today.

Brian Lara, who turned 50 on May 2, holds the record for the highest individual score, an unbeaten 501, and is the only man to score 400 in a Test match.

Lara played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs for West Indies during his career, starting back in 1990 and calling it quits 17 years later in 2007.

In 131 Tests, Lara scored 11,953 runs including 34 hundreds and 48 fifties. In 299 ODIs, Lara scored 10,405 runs including 19 hundreds and 63 fifties.

He is widely regarded as one of the best to ever play the game, often carrying West Indies at the top of the batting order.

Get well soon, Brian.

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