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Former Gloucestershire cricketer Zaheer Abbas discharged from hospital

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.

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:

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.




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