Legendary Indian cricketer suffers stroke

Bengaluru - Former Indian spinner BS Chandrasekhar hospitalised in Bengaluru


Published: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:30 AM

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.

Chandrasekhar, 75, had suddenly complained of fatigue and slurring in speech after which he was taken to the hospital on January 15. The former spinner’s condition is stable and he will be discharged within two days.

“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.

“BS Chandrasekhar is admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru. He was fine and was watching 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,” Sandhya Chandrasekhar, his wife told ANI.

The legendary leg spinner picked 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. The leg spinner had made his debut for India in January 1961 and 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.

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