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Cricketer Kambli hospitalised for chest pain, stable

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Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Former cricketer Vinod Kambli was admitted to a hospital here after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain Friday morning, hospital sources said.

Kambli was taken ill near the Somaiya Grounds on Eastern Express Highway near Sion when the 42-year-old was driving from Chembur to his residence in Bandra. Later in the evening, his wife Andrea said the former left-handed batsman was stable and recovering well.

“He experienced chest pain in the morning, after which he was taken to the hospital. He’s stable and recovering well,” she said in a statement.

Matunga Traffic Division’s policewoman Sujata Patil, who was on a round, saw that Kambli had suddenly stopped his white Mitsubishi Pajero.

“When I reached there, he said he was feeling uneasy and had pain in the chest. He was crying and could not drive. I immediately alerted traffic control to clear the roads and arranged for a private driver for him to be rushed to Lilavati Hospital in his car,” Patil told IANS.

Hospital sources said he was placed under observation and undergoing various tests to determine his health condition. It was not clear whether he has suffered a heart attack since he had undergone angioplasty for two blocked veins at the same hospital in July 2012.

There is no indication of the type of chest pain, whether he would undergo any procedures or how long he would remain hospitalised.

Kambli, who retired from cricket in 2011, is a childhood friend of cricket legend and Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar, though their relations are believed to be strained now.

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