In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was involved in a partnership of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid, which remains the highest overall partnership score in the World Cup tournament history.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly had an “uneventful last night” and the medical board will meet on Monday to discuss the further treatment plan, the Woodlands Hospital said in a medical bulletin.
The former Indian captain was admitted to the hospital with physical “chest discomfort, head heaviness, vomiting and dizziness” while doing physical exercise at the home gym around 11pm on Saturday. After this, doctors did angioplasty on him.
It also said that the treating doctors are keeping “constant vigil” on his health situation and taking appropriate measures from time to time.
Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Woodlands Hospital on Saturday evening.
The hospital also said the “routine ECG done at 10 am is satisfactory”. On Saturday, Ganguly was tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which turned out to be negative.
He said, I had no idea that international players like him would not go through the check-up. I had asked Avishek Dalmia to get a medical check-up of the cricketers before the game.
On Wednesday, Ganguly had visited Eden Gardens and discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmia.
Sourav Ganguly made his international debut in 1992 against Australia but he made a mark four years later in 1996 when he scored a century on Test debut against England in Lord’s. From that point in time, Sourav Ganguly became one of the mainstays of the Indian cricket team.
About Sourav ganguly:-
Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother, Snehasish. He started his career by playing in state and school teams. After playing in different Indian domestic tournaments, such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies Ganguly got his big-break while playing for India on their tour of England.
He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team. Ganguly’s place in the team was assured after successful performances in series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, winning the Man of the Match awards.