Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Sourav Ganguly a speedy recovery while speaking to the BCCI president through a phone call on Sunday (January 3). The former India skipper had to be admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after he complained of a chest pain, heaviness of head, vomitting and a spell of dizziness while working out.
The legendary batsman was exercising on his treadmill at 11 am when he started feeling discomfort in his chest. After he complained, he was immediately rushed to the Woodlands hospital in the city. The hospital said tests showed he had suffered a mild heart attack and the BCCI president had blockages in three coronary arteries. He had to undergo an angioplasty after suffering the mild heart attack.
Fortunately, his condition remained stable throughout. After the medical procedure, he had an “uneventful night” in the hospital on Saturday, had light dinner and is “presently afebrile”. During his stay in the hospital, Sourav Ganguly also tested negative for COVID-19 and underwent routine scans earlier in the day.
Wishes have been pouring in from all the quarters for the legendary cricketer after the incident. Bengal Chief Minister as well as the Governor were some of the prominent names who visited him in the hospital. And PM Modi was also quick to enquire about his health. He spoke to Sourav Ganguly’s wife Dona before the conversation with the former cricketer.
Sourav Ganguly is one of the most decorated captains and batsmen in Indian cricket. In addition to leading India with aplomb, he has also scored nearly 20,000 runs in international cricket.
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