‘He is currently in ICU working on his recovery’ – Former South Africa legend admitted to hospital due to cardiac arrest

 ‘He is currently in ICU working on his recovery’ – Former South Africa legend admitted to hospital due to cardiac arrest

Mike Procter (Source: X)

South Africa legendary batter, Mike Procter was admitted to the hospital after being seriously ill. He has been in intensive care since Monday. According to his family, he suffered a cardiac arrest and is being treated near his hometown. His wife and two daughters have informed the media about him that he is being treated in the Indian Ocean city of Durban and are hoping for him to be stable.

“Last week Mike experienced a complication during his routine surgery. While recovering in the ICU he suffered a cardiac incident. He is currently in ICU working on his recovery. We would appreciate it if you kept him in your thoughts and prayers.”

Moreover, Procter played his last international match in 1970 as South Africa was excluded from world cricket because of its apartheid government. South Africa was a pretty good team before the ban as they had won six of seven matches in Tests against Australia. Procter was a brilliant pacer who had taken 41 wickets at an average of 15.02 in seven Tests.

Who is Mike Procter?

Mike Procter played for South Africa’s international team before the 1970s. Not only was he a fabulous bowler, but Procter was a great batter as well. He holds the world batting record for hitting six centuries in successive innings in first-class cricket. Moreover, because of South Africa’s ban, Procter had stopped playing cricket. After the ban was lifted, he joined in to coach the international side. He was a great batter and a bowler, but post that, he became a great coach as well who led his team to the semi-finals of the 1992 cricket World Cup.

Apart from International cricket, he also played first-class cricket for 16 years which included 14 seasons in English county. As he played for Gloucestershire, he also captained the team for five years. In his entire career, he scored 21,082 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 36.92. In total, he hit 47 centuries and took 1,357 wickets at an average of 19.07 runs.

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