Pakistan’s former Test bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has been admitted to the hospital in London.
The 70-year-old, who introduced reverse swing to the game, has been hospitalized due to heart problems.
Sports journalist Mirza Iqbal Baig confirmed the news on his official Twitter account:
Pakistan’s former Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz is admitted in London’s hospital due to heart problem. 70 years old Sarfraz played 55 Test and took 177 wkts while in 45 ODI’s he got 63 wkts beside taking 1005 first class wkts. pic.twitter.com/dSC2Z87uQk
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) April 12, 2019
Nawaz has remained a huge part of Pakistan’s cricket. He has represented Pakistan in 55 Test matches and 45 ODIs where he picked up 177 and 63 wickets respectively.
His first-class record also remains one of the best as he managed 1,005 first-class wickets.
Renowned for dismantling Australia at Melbourne, Nawaz is most famous for his 9 for 86 in an away series in 1979. During the course of one his spells during the innings, he bowled 33 deliveries and took 7 wickets after conceding only 1 run.
Following his retirement in 1984, he became a cricket commentator and was later associated with politics.