Sourav Ganguly's heart today is as strong as it was when he was 20: Cardiologist Devi Shetty

Sourav Ganguly’s heart today is as strong as it was when he was 20: Cardiologist Devi Shetty

Dr. Shetty also believes that Sourav was admitted to the hospital at the right time and had the right treatment which helped him in recovering better and faster.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Former Indian captain and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly will finally get discharged from the hospital on January 6, Wednesday. The veteran was admitted to Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after he had complained of chest pain and dizziness while exercising in the gym.

It was reported that the BCCI president suffered a mild cardiac arrest and underwent angioplasty after the doctors found blockages in his three coronary arteries. Earlier it was decided that Ganguly will undergo another angioplasty, however, a team of nine senior doctors reached the conclusion that the batsman is fit enough and the angioplasty can be deferred to a later date.

The renowned cardiologist Dr. Devi Shetty, who was involved in the case from the beginning via a virtual platform, finally paid a visit to Ganguly on Tuesday and did a thorough check-up of the former cricketer to ensure that there isn’t any damage to his body and also discussed Sourav’s further treatment.

Dr. Devi Shetty opines on the health of Sourav Ganguly

Detailing his opinion on the current health status of Sourav Ganguly, Dr. Shetty claimed that the veteran cricketer’s heart is as fit and strong as a 20-year-old. He further said that this is a common heart problem that most of the people in India suffer at a certain age and there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Shetty also believes that Sourav was admitted to the hospital at the right time and had the right treatment which helped him in recovering better and faster.

“Sourav didn’t have any major problems. This is the problem which most Indians experience at some point in time, which is a blockage in the coronary artery. Did he have heart damage? No. He had a blockage and he was getting some discomfort, but at the right time he landed in the right hospital and he had the right treatment,” said Dr. Shetty, as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

“His heart is today as strong as it was when Sourav was 20-years-old. I want everyone to understand that he didn’t have a major cardiac event which has damaged his heart. He has a very, very strong heart,” he added.