‘I am thankful to God’ – Abid Ali asks fans to keep him in their prayers after Acute Coronary Syndrome diagnosis

‘I am thankful to God’ – Abid Ali asks fans to keep him in their prayers after Acute Coronary Syndrome diagnosis

Abid, in his message, expressed gratitude to his fans for lending him support during his tough times.

Abid Ali
Abid Ali. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Pakistan batter Abid Ali sent out a message for his well-wishers after he was diagnosed with a heart condition on Tuesday, December 21. The 34-year was admitted to a specialist hospital after he complained of chest pain during Central Punjab’s match against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy at the United Bank Limited Sports Complex in Karachi.

Going by a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Abid was rushed to the hospital on an immediate basis “where he was diagnosed as a case of Acute Coronary Syndrome” or ACS.

ACS is used to define conditions resulting from reduced flow of blood to the heart. Abid was batting on 61 in the first-class match during Central Punjab’s run-chase after which he had to retire hurt. Central Punjab lost the match by 244 runs as they were bowled out for 250 while chasing 495.

“He is under the care of Consultant Cardiologist who is liaising with PCB medical team regarding further treatment. He is currently stable,” the PCB statement added.

I have another medical procedure, says Abid Ali

Abid, in his message, expressed gratitude to his fans for lending him support during his tough times. The experienced batter also shared updates on the procedures he had had to undergo after getting admitted in the hospital.

“I am thankful to God as I faring well. I request all of you to pray for me as I have another medical procedure tomorrow. So, I request all my family members, fans and all my well-wishers to pray for me,” Abid was quoted as saying.

Abid recently became the Player of the Series in Pakistan’s two-match Test series against Bangladesh in Chattogram and Dhaka. The veteran piled up 263 runs at an average of 87.66 and helped the visiting team win the series 2-0. Back in 2019, he made his Test debut and since then, he has scored 1180 runs from 16 games at an average of 49.16.

He also became the only player in history to have scored centuries on both ODI and Test debuts. In the recent game against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the right-hander also accomplished 9000 runs in first-class cricket.