Former England cricketer Rob Key recovering after suffering a mini-stroke
He thanked the Canterbury and Kent hospital for helping in his recovery.
Updated - May 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Former England cricketer Rob Key, amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, has suffered a mini-stroke and is currently recovering from it. He himself took to social media to reveal the news to his fans and followers on Monday morning. However, he also cleared that he is recovering from the stroke and is in a better condition now compared to the weekend.
Key played 15 Tests and 5 ODIs for England between 2002 and 2005 while playing a solitary T20 International in 2009. While he couldn’t do much in the 50-over format, Key is still remembered for his 221-run knock against the West Indies at Lord’s. It also turned out to be his only 100+ innings apart from three half-centuries. He scored 775 runs in 26 innings in the longer format at an average of 31.
Coming back to his social media post, Rob Key thanked Kent and Canterbury hospital for taking care of him during his ill health. “Long weekend. Turns out I’ve had a mini-stroke. Thanks to everyone at the kent and Canterbury hospital especially Charlie And dr baht. Now got to eat food with no flavour and take pills,” his Instagram post was captioned with a picture of him lying on a bed in the hospital.
Here’s the post:
Rob Key had a successful career with Kent
Though his international career was not so great Rob Key has one of the legendary cricketers for Kent. His domestic career spanned from 1998 to 2015 and played 299 first-class, 225 List-A and 98 T20 matches. He also captained the county for nine seasons across two spells and went on to amass 19419 runs in FC cricket with 54 centuries and 76 half-centuries at an average of 40.45.
He also scored 6649 and 2239 runs in List A and T20 cricket respectively before retiring from professional cricket in April 2016. He took up commentary after hanging up his boots and has been the part of the Sky Sports’ team since then. He is also a prominent figure during the Coronavirus pandemic chairing several discussions during the channel’s screenings of classic England matches like 2005 Edgbaston Ashes Test and 2019 WC final.