Abid Ali, the Pakistan cricketer who underwent angioplasty in December last year, has started his rehabilitation at Lahore’s National High-Performance Centre (NHPC). The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) medical team is assessing the batter’s progress.
In a video shared by the PCB on their social media handles, Abid Ali revealed how he felt uneasy while batting in a Quaid-e-Azam fixture. The 34-year old stated that he had to leave the ground as the pain intensified.
Abid Ali Felt Uneasy During A Quaid E Azam Trophy Match And Underwent Successful Angioplasty In December 2021
The 34-year-old was diagnosed with a case of Acute Coronary Syndrome after he complained of chest pain while batting for Central Punjab against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last round of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He underwent a successful angioplasty in December 2021.
The 34-year-old Abid faced an unusual health condition on December 21 when he felt chest pain while playing a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match in Karachi. The right-handed batter immediately after the chest pain, was rushed along with the team doctor to a local hospital in Karachi where he underwent angioplasty.
Abid Ali said: “I started to feel uneasiness during my innings in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match. I got a bit worried, and then I felt pain. When the pain intensified, I did some running and spoke to my partner, Azhar Ali, whether I should speak to the umpires. Then I spoke to the umpires and they allowed me to leave the ground.”
Abid Ali was later admitted to a hospital, where his ECG report suggested that a valve of his heart was blocked.
“While walking off the ground, I felt more uneasiness as I reached the rope and started to vomit and feel dizzy. The team physio and doctor Asad ran towards me. They took off my pads and rushed me in an emergency to a hospital. I thought this is just normal gas or muscular pain. The doctors conducted ECG, which did not come out fine. Doctors told me that a valve of my heart was blocked and they will have to put two stents,” Abid Ali added.
Abid Ali revealed that doctors were in shock as his heart was working at only 30 percent, whereas the heart of a normal person generally works at 55 percent.
“The doctors were stunned by how I was able to even walk as my heart was operating at 30 percent. The heart of a normal person or athlete operates at 55 percent,” Ali said.