Sourav Ganguly Hospitalized – Tests Positive for COVID19

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly Hospitalized: Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is suffering from mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID19.

Sourav Ganguly Hospitalized

According to the PTI news agency, quoting BCCI sources said, “BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19”.

The legendary cricketer was rushed to a hospital late on Monday night as a precautionary measure after his Rt-PCR test report came positive.

“He was taken to Woodlands Nursing Home last night. He has been given medication and is currently stable,” a BCCI source was quoted by PTI as saying.

Notably, Ganguly is double vaccinated and has been travelling extensively, taking part in all professional activities.

Ganguly Suffered from Chest Pain

Earlier this year, Ganguly had complained of chest pain following a workout session and was taken to the Woodlands Hospital when the problem recurred while he was working out on his treadmill.

He was diagnosed with three blocked coronaries, following which a stent was inserted to remove the blockage.

Ganguly discharged from hospital
Ganguly discharged from hospital

Doctors at the private hospital had reached a consensus that second angioplasty on the 48-year-old Ganguly could be performed at a “later stage”.

According to the doctors, Ganguly suffered a myocardial infarction and had a “family history of IHD ØE Ischemic heart disease.”

However, Ganguly’s cardiac arrest was followed by a series of events on social media platforms as many accused an oil brand of which Ganguly is a brand ambassador of making false claims about a healthy heart through a cricket icon. The oil advertisements were pulled off the air because of the incident.

The company said it was “a very unfortunate incident and can happen with anyone” as they confirmed a halt in the commercials.

Ganguly retired from Test cricket in 2008 having scored 7,212 runs including 16 centuries. He also scored 11,363 runs in 311 one-day internationals.