Former Indian captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly was hospitalised on Saturday after suffering a mild heart attack and underwent angioplasty. The hospital confirms that Ganguly is stable and is likely to be discharged on Wednesday, but also hinted that another angioplasty might be on the plate in near future.
During a workout session on the treadmill, Sourav Ganguly had felt chest pain and was rushed to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata, where the BCCI prez underwent angioplasty after three blocked coronary arteries were detected in his heart.
Dr Rupali Basu, the MD and CEO of the hospital has confirmed on Monday that Dada’s condition is stable and they are looking forward to discharge him on 6th January. However, the former Men in Blue skipper could undergo another angioplasty in future.
The decision regarding a second angioplasty for Ganguly was taken after a discussion by a nine-member board of senior doctors, which included cardiologists Dr Devi Shetty and Dr RK Panda. An expert opinion from the United States was also inducted.
“The angioplasty will take place for sure in a few days or weeks. He will be discharged most probably the day after tomorrow,” Dr Basu said in an interview with PTI.
“The medical board came to a consensus that deferring angioplasty for now is a safer option as Mr Ganguly is stable, does not have chest pain and is on optimal management,” she added.
“Sourav was smiling when I met him today,” said Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance and former BCCI president, “He appeared fine and I know he will be back to his normal life soon and will play an important role in taking Indian cricket to the next level. He has to play a very vital role, first in the BCCI and then in several other fields for the country.”