India’s Cricket Board President Sourav Ganguly was discharged from Kolkata’s Apollo hospital on Sunday after undergoing second heart operation in a month with doctors fully optimistic about is recovery.
The 48 year old is the President of the BCCI & was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Kolkata’s hospital on Wednesday after he suffered from chest pains. It was the second time this year that the former batsman had to be hospitalized after being admitted in start of January when he suffered a heart attack while doing exercise. He underwent an angioplasty & had inserted a stent to open up his blocked arteries.
During his second stay in hospital Doctors inserted two more stents to stabilize his condition. “Ganguly is absolutely OK,” one of the doctors treating Ganguly, Saptarshi Basu, told media as the BCCI President left hospital.
“His heart is very strong. We hope that he can resume his normal activities in a few weeks.” Sourav Ganguly was greeted by hundreds of youths outside the hospital & at his Kolkata residence when he got discharged.
They threw rose petals at his car and shouted: “Welcome Dada (elder brother). We are with you.” Sourav Ganguly was elected as the president of the BCCI in the year 2019. He had retired from Test cricket in 2008 having accumulated 7,212 runs including 16 centuries of which the first century was scored at Lord’s Stadium on his debut. He also scored 11,363 runs in 311 one-day internationals.