Former Indian cricketer BS Chandrasekhar has been hospitalized in a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was immediately taken to an intensive care unit (ICU) after suffering from a stroke. The news was confirmed by a Karnataka State Cricket association official.
“Former cricketer BS Chandrasekhar admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is in ICU and is stable,” said Vinay Mruthyunjaya, a Karnataka State Cricket association spokesperson.
According to Sandhya Chandrasekhar Bhagwath, BS Chandrasekhar’s wife, he had complained of fatigue on Friday. It was then followed by difficulty in speaking later that evening.
“BS Chandrasekhar is admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru. He was fine and was watching a match when he suddenly complained of fatigue and slurring in speech. So we took him to the hospital. He is fine and will be back home in two days,” BS Chandrasekhar’s wife Sandhya Chandrasekhar Bhagwath said.
The 75-year old veteran player is now stable and on his way to recovery. His wife informed that he was later shifted to a regular ward and is undergoing physiotherapy. Speaking of his ailment, she informed that the doctors reported a minute blockage in his brain and will discharge him soon within a week or two of treatment.
“Chandra is recovering very well, and he will be back home on Wednesday or Thursday,” Sandhya informed on Monday.
A legendary leg-spinner, in an illustrious career of 16 years, Chandrasekhar played 58 Tests, picking up 242 wickets. He was a crucial bowler for the Indian cricket team during his career as he was also recognized as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1972.
Chandrasekhar is nothing short of inspiration as he played incredibly despite suffering from polio since childhood. His exceptional performance throughout his career won him the prestigious honour of being awarded the Padmashri as well as the Arjuna Award in 1972.