BSP-18 India cricket chief Ganguly undergoes second heart operation in weeks

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India cricket chief Ganguly undergoes second heart operation in weeks

KOLKATA, Jan 28, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – India’s cricket chief and former batting
star Sourav Ganguly underwent a second heart bypass operation in less than
four weeks on Thursday, but doctors said he was “fine” after the surgery.

Hundreds of chanting supporters gathered outside the Kolkata hospital
where the 48-year-old Indian cricket legend was admitted on Wednesday after
complaining of new chest pains.

“Sourav Ganguly has undergone successful angioplasty and two stents have
been implanted in his two cardiac arteries,” Saroj Mondal, one of the doctors
treating Ganguly, said at the hospital.

“He is fine and good. He will be kept under observation for a few days,”
the doctor added.

Ganguly underwent a similar operation on January 3 after being rushed to
hospital when he was working out in a gym.

He was warned then that he could need a second operation.

Youths waiting outside the hospital where Ganguly is resting chanted his
name and shouted: “We are with you, we want to see you playing cricket
again.”

Shikhar Dhawan and other current members of the Indian cricket team sent
messages of support on social media.

Ganguly, a left-handed opener, retired from Test cricket in 2008, having
accumulated 7,212 runs including 16 centuries — the first of which he made
at Lord’s on his debut.

He also scored 11,363 runs in 311 one-day internationals.

BSS/AFP/ARS/2056 hrs