Geoff Boycott recovering quadruple heart bypass surgery
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Former England batsman, Yorkshire legend, and popular (if controversial) broadcaster Geoff Boycott is recovering after a quadruple heart bypass surgery, his family announced on Tuesday. Boycott, 77, 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.

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.

Jonathan Agnew, whose on-air rants with Boycott are immensely popular with listeners, paid a visit and confirmed that all was well.


BBC radio show Test Match Special wished Boycott a speedy recovery, too.


We, at CricketCountry, wish ‘Sir’ Geoffrey (to steal a moniker from Frank Keating) a speedy recovery too.