The South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell, who has been part of Kent in the United Kingdom, left the ground in the Royal London One-day Cup game against Somerset after bowling just four overs when he felt the tightness in his chest.
“Wayne [Parnell] had some discomfort in the chest and he was found to have had an irregular heartbeat,” Doctor Mohammed Moosajee, the South African team manager was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
The 27-year-old Port Elizabeth-born Parnell, who is also the part of 2017 Champions Trophy squad for South Africa, has been suffering from cardiovascular issues in the recent past and is further scheduled to undergo heart tests in London-based hospital, the reports suggested.
“At the moment, the tests have found that he [Wayne Parnell] has settled down and now it’s just about discovering what’s wrong,” Moosajee added.
In 2014, Parnell faced the similar situation when he noticed abnormal pulse of his heart, in a game against India A while playing for Proteas A.
The reports further added Parnell’s condition is being closely monitored by Cricket South Africa, who had been a good prospect in the domestic circuit back in South Africa before rising among the ranks to join the national team.
Parnell is also scheduled to play forthcoming 50-over series in England.
During the One-day Cup in England, Parnell also picked the wicket of Steve Davies while cleaning him up before Somerset won the match by four wickets.
In his four overs, Parnell conceded 25 runs and bowled a maiden too.
Somerset chased down the target of 353 in 47.3 overs while riding on Daniel Bell-Drummond and Alex Blake’s centuries as the innings was equally supported by skipper Sam Northeast, who scored 51.
Parnell, who made his international debut in 2009, has played 61 One-day Internationals, 39 Twenty20 Internationals and 5 Tests for Proteas.
The left-arm fast bowler has picked 90 wickets in ODIs, 41 in T2OIs and 13 in Tests.