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.