Cricket

Boycott recovering from heart surgery

2018-07-11 07:00
Geoffrey Boycott (File)

London - Former England batsman and popular broadcaster Geoffrey Boycott is recovering after a quadruple heart bypass surgery, his family announced on Tuesday. 

The 77-year-old had the procedure in Leeds on June 27 and spent 10 days in critical care, Emma Boycott said in a statement on her father's Twitter account. 

"The surgeon says the operation was a success and has now allowed him home to recover from the invasive surgery. This will take some time so he will not be commentating at the start of the England v India Test match series but hopes to be back at work for the 3rd Test match at Nottingham," the statement read. 

Boycott scored 8 114 runs in 108 Tests for England between 1964 and 1982, racking up 22 hundreds. 

Responding to a post from a well-wisher, Boycott said he was "resting", with his daughter Emma typing the replies on his behalf. 

Since retiring from the game, Yorkshireman Boycott has become a much-loved commentator, known for his work on television and radio. 

"We wish @GeoffreyBoycott a speedy recovery & look forward to welcoming you back into the @bbctms box soon," said a message on the Twitter account for BBC radio show Test Match Special.

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