Legendary former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stable in hospital in Kolkata after suffering suspected mild cardiac arrest
- Sourav Ganguly is believed to have complained about pain after a gym session
- The 48-year-old was then taken to hospital in Kolkata and is thought to be stable
- Messages of support for the man affectionally known as ‘dada’ have flooded in
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board (BCCI), was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after having a mild cardiac arrest.
One of India’s most successful captains, 48-year-old Ganguly, who hails from the state of West Bengal, took over as the BCCI president in 2019.
His transition from a player to top administrator was seen as a natural progression for a former captain who helped India emerge from a damaging match-fixing scandal in 2000.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was taken to hospital after suffering a mild cardiac arrest
The 48-year-old, now the president of the country’s cricket board, retired from cricket in 2008
‘Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital,’ Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of the West Bengal, said on Twitter.
Local media reported that Ganguly complained of chest pain after a gym session on Friday and was taken to hospital after the problem recurred on Saturday.
Messages poured in on social media from the cricketing community wishing Ganguly, fondly known as ‘dada’ or ‘elder brother’, a speedy recovery.
Ganguly (right) played 113 Tests and is ninth on the all-time ODI run-scorers list with 11,363
‘I wish and pray for the speedy recovery of @SGanguly99. I’ve spoken to his family. Dada is stable and is responding well to the treatment,’ BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Twitter.
The former left-handed batsman, who retired from international cricket in 2008, played 113 tests and 311 one-dayers and led India to 21 test wins.
More to follow.