BS Chandrasekhar
BS Chandrasekhar

Former Indian cricketer BS Chandrasekhar has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Bengaluru after suffering a stroke, a Karnataka State Cricket association official said.

BS Chandrasekhar Admitted to Hospital

“Former cricketer BS Chandrasekhar admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is in ICU and is stable,” Karnataka State Cricket Association spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya said.

The 75-year old legendary former leg-spinner complained of “tiredness and fatigue” on Friday evening and his speech became a “little bit cluttered”, his wife Sandhya Chandrasekhar Bhagwath told PTI, describing the health scare as a “very, very minutest stroke”.

Chandrasekhar oh his Way of Recovering

“Chandra is recovering very well, and he will be back home on Wednesday or Thursday,” his wife Sandhya Chandrasekhar Bhagwath told PTI.

The 75-year old legendary leg-spinner complained of “tiredness and fatigue” on Friday evening and his speech became a “little bit cluttered”, according to her.

“There is some kind of blockage in the brain. It’s a very, very minutest stroke”, she said, adding, with medication he will probably be alright in a week or two. “There is no problem. It’s not a life-threatening thing. Please convey to fans that Chandra is very much stable. He has very strong willpower”, Sandhya said.

Chandrasekhar’s Cricket carrier

The legendary leg-spinner, who made his debut for India in January 1961, scalped 242 wickets in the 58 Test matches at an average of 29.74. He picked 16 five-wicket hauls during his 15-year-old long career. He played his last Test in 1979.

The former cricketer also played an ODI match against New Zealand. He picked three wickets and gave 36 runs.

Chandrasekhar, along with Bishen Singh Bedi, E Prasanna, and S Venkataraghavan, formed the formidable spin quartet that won many matches for India in the 1960s and ’70s.

He has bestowed the Arjuna award as well as the Padmashri back in 1972 for his stupendous cricket career.

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