Darren Lehmann to undergo heart bypass surgery after suffering chest pain
Darren Lehmann coached Brisbane Heat in this season of Big Bash League.
Updated - Feb 5, 2020 6:09 pm
Darren Lehmann, the former Aussie coach was a proud father as his son Jake was picked in Cricket Australia XI squad for an unofficial ODI series against England Lions. He was eager to watch his son play wearing the yellow jersey and it was a great moment for the former Aussie coach. But, in the middle of the game, he suffered chest pain due to which he was immediately taken to the hospital.
The 50-year-old had coached the Australia cricket team for a span of five years between 2013 and 2018. Under his mentorship, the team lifted several prestigious trophies and won many tournaments. But, his stint as the head coach of Australia came to its end after he was cleared for having an involvement in the ball-tampering during the 3rd Test against South Africa back in 2018. After that, he resigned from his role.
In 2019, Brisbane appointed Lehmann as the coach of their team for the Big Bash League 2019-20. Now, his next assignment is to coach the Northern Superchargers in the inaugural season of ‘The Hundred’. It is currently one of the most awaited tournaments that will be organized by England Cricket Board
Darren Lehmann suffers chest pain
Lehmann went on to watch the second unofficial ODI between Cricket Australia XI and England Lions at Metricon Stadium in Queensland. He was excited to watch his son playing on his 50th birthday. In the meantime, he suffered a chest pain due to which the former player was immediately taken to the hospital. And, as per the reports of ESPNcrinfo, the 50-year-old will have to undergo bypass surgery on Saturday.
Later on, Lehmann said thanks to the Australian cricket family for showing their concern and care. The former player also stated that he is receiving the best treatment. So, he will soon be back on his feet.
“I would like to thank everyone in the Australian cricket family for their concern. I am receiving the best of medical care and am confident I’ll be back on my feet soon,” Darren Lehmann said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Lehmann donned the national jersey in 27 Tests and 117 ODIs in which he gathered more than 4,000 runs with 67 wickets across all the formats.