Dr Shetty’s statement came on Tuesday (January 5) after meeting the medical team of nine doctors attending Sourav Ganguly at the Woodlands Hospital. A further course of action in Ganguly’s treatment was also decided on the same day.
Dr. Rupali Basu MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital said Sourav Ganguly will be discharged on Wednesday and will be monitored at home on a daily basis thereafter.
“Did Sourav Ganguly have heart damage? No”: Dr Shetty
“Sourav didn’t have any major problem. This is the problem which most Indians experience at some point in time, which is a blockage in the coronary artery,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Dr Shetty as saying.
“Did he have heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment.”
“His heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20-years-old. I want everyone to understand that he didn’t have a major cardiac event which has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart,” Shetty added.
Sourav Ganguly, 48, will be ready for the next course of procedures or medical intervention after about 2-3 weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Enquired About Ganguly’s Health
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday spoke to Ganguly and enquired over his health. Modi also talked to Ganguly’s wife Dona and wished her husband a speedy recovery.
Sourav Ganguly complained of “chest discomfort, the heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness” while performing physical exercise in his home gymnasium and hospitalised at 1 pm on January 2. The doctors had conducted angioplasty on him.
Ganguly played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs in his career for India. The charismatic cricketer is regarded as one of India’s best-ever captains. He had a very impactful tenure at the helm from 2000 to 2005.
Sourav Ganguly bid farewell to the international game in 2008. Four years later played his last professional match in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
He has since joined cricket administration and was in October 2019 appointed the president of BCCI.