Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President and former captain Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the hospital on Saturday afternoon after a ‘mild’ heart attack, where he underwent a successful angioplasty. Doctors said that he is completely fine, his condition is ‘stable’. He will be kept under the supervision of doctors for the next 24 hours. Ganguly, 48, had two blockages in his heart, which have been treated.
Dr. Aftab Khan of Woodlands Hospital, who is treating this former batsman, told that, ‘Ganguly has been admitted to the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital. After a workout session on Friday evening, he complained of chest pain and family members took him to the hospital after such a problem again this afternoon. According to hospital sources, a team of five doctors was formed for the treatment of Ganguly.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished Ganguly to recover soon. Didi tweeted, ‘Sad to hear that Sourav Ganguly has a mild heart attack and has been admitted to hospital, wishing him well soon. Pray for Ganguly and his family.
Ganguly has been admitted to the hospital at a time when speculation is rife about his entry into politics ahead of the state assembly elections to be held in April-May this year. According to people associated with the political world of the state, Ganguly can join the Bharatiya Janata Party. The former batsman, however, never expressed his intentions to enter politics. The Indian cricket team, which was going through a scuffle after being mired in match-fixing allegations, got an efficient lead in the form of Sourav Ganguly. ‘Dada’ is considered to be an important role in advancing players like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Mohammad Kaif. Ganguly, who led Team India to the final under his captaincy in 2003, hoisted the tricolor in the country as well as abroad. After retiring from cricket, he joined the administrative services. He took over command of the Bengal Cricket Association and then became the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.