Former India skipper and current BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, on Saturday (January 2) complained of chest pain and is set to undergo angioplasty – a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery.
Taking to Twitter, three veteran sports journalists confirmed about the same and provided update on Ganguly’s health.
“Oh God, getting this terrible news of Sourav Ganguly being admitted in a hospital and getting an angioplasty done. @SGanguly99,” senior journalist Vikrant Gupta tweeted, while Boria Majumdar revealed that Ganguly is currently in Woodlands hospital.
“He had a heart issue and is in Woodlands hospital. But is stable will need a procedure confirm hospital sources. Should be out of the woods in the next few hours. I wish him a speedy recovery. @SGanguly99,” Boria wrote.
“He felt dizzy when he was in the gym and he went to Woodlands to get the Tests done. That’s when it came to light that there was a cardiac issue and the hospital has now created a 3 member board with Dr. Saroj Mondal who will perform the procedure. @SGanguly99 get well soon,” he added.
Informing about Ganguly’s health, PTI correspondent Kushan Sarkar tweeted: “The @BCCI president @SGanguly99 is currently being checked by the doctors at a Kolkata nursing home after complaints of chest pain. Wishing him speedy recovery.”
Sourav Ganguly, who represented India in 113 Tests and 311ODIs, is widely deemed as one of the greatest cricket captains. Under his leadership, Indian cricket reached new heights over a period of five years (2000-2005).
From qualifying to the finals of 2003 World Cup, sharing the 2002 Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka, winning the 2004 Test series in Pakistan and drawing Test series in England and Australia – Team India achieved it all and a lot more with Ganguly at the helm of affairs.