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Geoffrey Boycott recovering after quadruple heart bypass surgery

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Geoffrey Boycott is recovering at home after quadruple heart bypass surgery, his family have advised.

The former England batsman and Test Match Special commentator, 77, spent 10 days in hospital in Leeds after having the operation on June 27.

While he will not commentate on England’s first two Tests against India, Boycott is hoping to return to the commentary box for the third match of the series at Trent Bridge, which starts on August 18.

“The surgeon says the operation was a success,” confirmed the Yorkshire legend’s daughter, Emma.

With Emma’s help, Boycott posted several messages on Twitter on Tuesday, which included a charming note to his TMS colleague Jonathan Agnew, who jokingly expressed sympathy for the nurse.

The ex-England captain scored 8,114 runs in 108 Tests.

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