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Ex-Australia coach Lehmann to undergo heart op

  • Published at 08:25 pm February 5th, 2020
Darren Lehmann
Darren Lehmann

The popular former Test batsman was celebrating his 50th birthday watching his son play cricket on the Gold Coast when the health scare occurred, the official cricket.com.au website said

Former Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann will undergo a heart bypass operation after being rushed to hospital Wednesday suffering chest pains, Cricket Australia reported.

The popular former Test batsman was celebrating his 50th birthday watching his son play cricket on the Gold Coast when the health scare occurred, the official cricket.com.au website said.

It said he was resting in hospital and would have surgery Saturday.

Lehmann quit as Australia coach in 2018 after a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game in the sports-mad nation.

He returned to a coaching role this summer with the Big Bash League's Brisbane Heat.