Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly was admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday morning after he reportedly suffered a heart attack.

Sourav Ganguly, the current BCCI president, has undergone an angioplasty, meaning the blocked artery in his heart has had a stent inserted to allow blood to move normally.

Sourav Ganguly was in his gym working out when he complained of a heart issue. He was rushed to the hospital instantly.

Cardiac Specialist Saroj Mondol has told Indian Express, "He has some blockage and will do angiography. He may go through angioplasty. He is stable now.”

In July last year, Ganguly had home quarantined himself after his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly, who is also the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary, had tested positive for the global pandemic.

The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) President had played a key role in the organisation of the Indian T20 League last year, which was held away from India in the secured bio buddle of UAE. 

Consequently, Ganguly had revealed in November that he had undergone 22 tests to keep his travel plans intact.

Recently, Sourav Ganguly had been seen inaugurating the late Arun Jaitley's statue at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on the 68th birth anniversary of the former finance minister and the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association chief.

Prior to that, Ganguly was also present at the BCCI annual general meeting held on December 24. He had recently visited the Eden Gardens stadium with CAB president Avishek Dalmiya to ensure all preparations were in line for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Meanwhile, cricketing fraternity - ranging from Virat Kohli to Virender Sehwag - poured in recovery wishes for Sourav Ganguly who was one of India's most successful captains in Tests and ODIs.


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