Former India captain and the current President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, was discharged from the Apollo Hospital in Kolkata on Sunday morning. Ganguly underwent another angioplasty on Thursday.
This was his second angioplasty after having undergone the same process earlier in January. On Wednesday Sourav Ganguly was rushed to the Apollo Hospital in Kolkata after he complained of chest pain. It is reported that two more stents were implanted to clear his clogged coronary arteries.
Thankfully, his condition got better after the procedure. Sourav Ganguly was in the ICU on Thursday night following the angioplasty by renowned cardiologist Dr. Devi Shetty and Dr. Ashwin Mehta and their team.
The 48-year-old was discharged from the hospital after his test reports came normal on Saturday. The hospital authorities wanted to discharge him on Saturday night itself, however, after discussions with the family, it was postponed by a day. Despite being hospitalized the BCCI President managed to do his duties. His is secretary Rohit Poddar conveyed his thoughts after discussing with him while at the hospital.
Sourav Ganguly admitted for the second time; was discharged on January 7th
The former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper was admitted to the hospital on January 2 also after having “chest discomfort, the heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness” during a gym session at his home. The doctors had conducted angioplasty on him then and inserted a stent.
Sourav Ganguly, who led Team India in 146 ODIs and 49 Tests, at that time on his release from the hospital had said that he is absolutely fine. However, unfortunately, ‘Dada’ was once again admitted to the hospital.
The southpaw was given the captaincy in difficult times and pulled Indian cricket from the match-fixing scandal. He gave the tough character to the Indian team – winning matches away from home, taking India to the final of the 2003 World Cup, Natwest Trophy victory in England, a famous comeback Test series victory against Australia in 2001.
The Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI were lauded for their efforts in successfully conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE last year and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in India amidst the pandemic.