BCCI President Sourav Ganguly doesn’t have the newly discovered Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus according to reports in News18. Ganguly was admitted to the Woodlands hospital after his RT PCR Test came positive but he has been discharged today according to the reports.
As soon as he was admitted, Sourav Ganguly was given the Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail therapy to treat the COVID-19 virus in his body. The cocktail is a combination of two monoclonal antibodies: Casirivimab and Imdevimab. Both these antibodies are human immunoglobulin G-1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibodies that are used to blunt the effect of the COVID-19 virus. This cocktail together breaks down the attachment of the virus and its possible entry in the human cells.
This cocktail is only said to be used for emergency use authorization (EUA) and is said to treat patients with mild to moderate symptoms of the virus and who are above 12 years of age and do not need oxygen.
This is the third time Sourav Ganguly was hospitalized after he complained of chest pain twice in January due to which an angioplasty had to be done. Ganguly is said to be ‘haemodynamically stable’ and non-feverish.
Sourav Ganguly was among the headlines claiming he requested Kohli not to step down from captaincy
Sourav Ganguly claimed that once Virat Kohli decided to step down from the T20 captaincy, it didn’t make any sense to have two separate white ball captains. So the board and the selectors collectively took the decision of appointing Rohit Sharma as the ODI captain. Ganguly also stated that he had requested Kohli to not step down from the T20I captaincy.
However, these claims were brushed aside by Kohli stating that there were no requests made. After this, there was pressure on Ganguly to give a statement in the media but he stated that the matter will be dealt with internally.