In a shocking development on Saturday, BCCI President Saurav Ganguly has been hospitalized after complaining of chest pain. The legendary Indian cricketer has been admitted to Woodland Hospital in Kolkata.
Reports suggest Ganguly had a cardiac arrest, but the hospital hasn't issued an official statement yet. It was reported that Ganguly blacked out shortly after working out in the gym at his residence. The cricketer is to be discharged after an angioplasty, ANI reported.
"He felt dizzy when he was in the gym and he went to Woodlands to get the Tests done. That's when it came to light that there was a cardiac issue and the hospital has now created a 3 member board with Dr. Saroj Mondal who will perform the procedure. @SGanguly99 get well soon," Boria Majumdar tweeted.
What could've happened?
While the official statement is yet to be released on Ganguly's health, it is with caution that some experts suggest that it could be an exacerbation of underlying cardiomyopathy, which is a usual phenomenon in sportsmen. Another expert speculates that it could possibly be a case of dilated left ventricle.
Fans pray for recovery
As the news of Ganguly's hospitalisation broke, fans have been praying for his speedy recovery. As per sources close to the cricketer, Ganguly is out of danger and in good health now. Saroj Mondal, a doctor at the city's SSKM hospital, has also reached the Woodlands Hospital to attend to Ganguly.
Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister, tweeted, "Sad to hear that @SGanguly99
suffered a mild cardiac arrest (sic) and has been admitted to hospital. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!"