Muttiah Muralitharan was admitted to a hospital in Chennai on Sunday morning for cardiac treatment. Last heard, the Sri Lanka's cricket legend is doing fine and is totally out of danger. According to Sunrisers Hyderabad officials, Muralitharan went for a check-up and on the advice of the doctors he got himself treated immediately. The 49-year-old Lankan, the record holder of highest Test wickets with 800 scalps, is a mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. "He had consulted doctors in Sri Lanka over blockage in his heart before coming for the IPL. He was initially told there was no need for any stents but at the Apollo Hospital here in Chennai, he was advised angioplasty and got the procedure done as per a Cricbuzz report
"He is very much fine and he should back in the ground in a few days. "Muralitharan was at the Chepauk when Sunrisers played Mumbai Indians on Saturday, incidentally his 49 birthday. The spin great is the bowling coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who are currently playing their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 matches in Chennai. Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in international cricket with 1347 wickets that includes a record 800 scalps in Tests, 534 in ODIs and 13 in T20 internationals for Sri Lanka. After losing their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs, SRH have lost their next two matches against Royal Challengers Banaglore and Mumbai Indians (MI). The 2016 champions are currently at the bottom of the 8-team points table with zero points. David Warner's team will next face Punjab Kings on Wednesday.