MUMBAI/KOLKATA: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who additionally heads the nation’s cricket board (BCCI), was secure on Saturday after he underwent angioplasty in Kolkata following chest ache.
Ganguly, 48, was rushed to Woodlands Hospital after he complained of chest discomfort whereas exercising on a tread mill at his house fitness center.
The hospital stated checks confirmed he had suffered a gentle coronary heart assault and the favored former cricketer had blockages in three coronary arteries.
“He got here in good time. Certainly one of his arteries had essential blockage which we eliminated by angioplasty,” Aftab Khan, a heart specialist, instructed reporters exterior the hospital.
“He has improved, the ache in his chest has decreased. He’s secure now. He must be saved beneath remark for 24 hours so he must keep in hospital.”
The personal hospital fashioned a medical board and a choice on Ganguly’s additional line of therapy can be taken later.
Certainly one of India’s most profitable captains, Ganguly, who hails from the state of West Bengal, took over because the BCCI president in 2019.
His transition from a participant to prime administrator was seen as a pure development for a former captain who helped India emerge from a harmful match-fixing scandal in 2000.
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, paid Ganguly a go to within the hospital.
“It’s tough to just accept that such a younger and match sportsperson like him might have a situation like this,” Banerjee stated.
Messages poured in on social media from the cricketing group and followers wishing Ganguly, fondly often known as “dada” or “elder brother”, a speedy restoration.
“Simply bought to find out about your ailment Sourav,” batting nice Sachin Tendulkar, who performed with and beneath Ganguly’s captaincy, wrote on Twitter. “Hope every passing day brings you nearer to a full and speedy restoration! Get properly quickly.”
The previous left-handed batsman, who retired from worldwide cricket in 2008, performed 113 checks and 311 one-dayers and led India to 21 check wins.