Former Pakistan batter Zaheer Abbas in ICU...

Former Pakistan batter Zaheer Abbas in ICU

 Sports Desk

 Published: 02:53 PM, 22 June 2022  

Former Pakistan batter Zaheer Abbas in ICU

Former Pakistan batter Zaheer Abbas in ICU

Legendary Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a London hospital after his health "deteriorated severely", a report in Cricket Pakistan said on Wednesday (June 22). He is called 'Asian Bradman' following his 100 centuries in first-class cricket.

The former Test skipper was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2020 alongside South Africa's Jacques Kallis and former Australia woman cricketer Lisa Sthalekar.

Abbas reportedly contracted Covid-19 after travelling from the UAE to London. He was brought to the hospital a few days back with pain in the kidneys. Later it was revealed that the former cricketer was also suffering from severe pneumonia. The report added that Abbas had been put on dialysis and artificial respiration.

Abbas, who made his international debut in 1969 against New Zealand, amassed 5062 runs in 72 Tests and scored 2572 runs in 62 ODIs.

Abbas' first-class batting statistics are simply amazing, with the legend having scored 34,843 runs in 459 games, which included 108 centuries and 158 fifties. Post-retirement, he also served as an ICC match referee in one Test and three ODIs.