Former Gloucestershire cricketer Zaheer Abbas is understood to be recovering at home following successful heart surgery. Abbas is a big name in cricketing history with him captaining both Pakistan and Gloucestershire during his career. Playing at Gloucestershire for more than 13-years Abbas placed himself firmly in the memories of Gloucestershire fans.
Asian Bradman former President ICC Zaheer Abbas is recovering well after Angioplasty in a Karachi hospital. pic.twitter.com/Td6f8dIktm
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) October 15, 2018
Gloucestershire cricket announced that Abbas was taken to hospital in Karachi to resolve a cardiac issue suffered over the weekend. As the former Internation Cricket Council president, Abbas is well known around the world with many wishing him a speedy and full recovery:
Get well soon Zaheer👍 pic.twitter.com/ansYRHki2H
— Gloucestershire CCC (@Gloscricket) October 15, 2018
Abbas featured in 206 matches for Gloucestershire scoring over 16,000 runs. He is also the only player to have scored both a century and double century in a first-class match on four occasions. Further to that he remained not out in all of the eight innings.
Abbas’s 22-year career saw him break many records including being the only Asian batsman to have scored 100 first-class centuries. He also amassed a staggering 34,843 runs at an average of 51.54 in first-class cricket.