Former Indian Spinner BS Chandrasekhar Hospitalised In Bengaluru

Former Indian Spinner BS Chandrasekhar Hospitalised In Bengaluru

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, BS Chandrasekhar
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar. Image-Wisden India.

Former India cricketer, BS Chandrasekhar, or commonly known as BS Chandrasekhar has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Bengaluru.

A Karnataka State Cricket Association official revealed that Chandrasekhar had suddenly complained of fatigue and slurring in his speech on January 15 after which he was rushed to the hospital.

The official stated that after Chandrasekhar suffered a stroke, he was put in the ICU facility. Thankfully, the 75-year-old’s condition is later reported to be stable, and is expected to be discharged within two days.

BS Chandrasekhar (Courtesy: Twitter)
BS Chandrasekhar (Courtesy: Twitter)

“Former cricketer BS Chandrasekhar admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is in ICU and is stable,” said Vinay Mruthyunjaya, who is the spokesperson of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

“BS Chandrasekhar is admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru. He was fine and was watching match when he suddenly complained of fatigue and slurring in speech. So we took him to the hospital. He is fine and will be back home in two days,” Sandhya Chandrasekhar, the former spinner’s wife told ANI.

BS Chandrasekhar overcame a polio attack, later picked 242 Test wickets for India

Born on May 17, 1945, in Mysore, Chandrasekhar suffered an attack of poliomyelitis when he was only 5 years old and had to spend months in the hospital. However, Chandrasekhar used his weakness, the deformity of a withered arm, into his strength.

BS Chandrasekhar (Courtesy: Twitter)
BS Chandrasekhar, Bishan Singh Bedi, EAS Prasanna and S Venkataraghavan (left to right) (Courtesy: AFP)

The wrist-spinner rolled India to its first-ever Test match victory in England with a 6-wicket haul. Chandrasekhar was part of the famous Indian spin quartet alongside Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, and Bishen Singh Bedi, which won India several Test matches both home and away.

The leg-spinner took 242 wickets in the 58 Test matches at an average of 29.74. He picked 16 five-wicket hauls, and two ten-wicket hauls while playing Test cricket from 1964 to 1979. Chandrasekhar played a solitary ODI in his career, against New Zealand in 1976 and snared 3 wickets in the match.

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