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Chandrasekhar recovering after suffering mild stroke

January 18, 2021 13:06 IST

Former India cricketer B S Chandrasekhar has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke, but is recovering well and likely to be discharged in the next couple of days, his family said on Monday.


The 75-year-old legendary former leg-spinner complained of "tiredness and fatigue" on Friday evening and his speech became a "little bit cluttered", his wife Sandhya Chandrsekhar Bhagwath said, describing the health scare as a "very, very minutest stroke".

Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar

IMAGE: Former leg-spinner B S Chandrasekhar complained of 'tiredness and fatigue' and was hospitalised after suffering a stroke on Friday. Photograph: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

"Chandra is recovering very well, and he will be back home on Wednesday or Thursday," she added.

On the advice of doctors, the Mysuru-born Chandrasekhar was admitted to the Aster RV Hospital, where he was kept in the emergency care unit for observation.

Sandhya said Chandrasekhar has now been shifted to a regular ward and undergoing physiotherapy.

"There is some kind of blockage in the brain. It's a very, very minutest stroke," she said, adding that with medication, he will probably be alright in a week or two.

"There is no problem. It's not a life-threatening thing. Please convey to fans that Chandra is very much stable. He has a very strong willpower," Sandhya said.

In his 16-year career, Chandrasekhar played 58 Test capturing 242 wickets.

Chandrasekhar, along with Bishen Singh Bedi, E Prasanna and S Venkataraghavan, formed the formidable spin quartet that won many a matches for India in the 1960s and '70s.

He was bestowed the Arjuna award as well as the Padmashri back in 1972 for his stupendous cricket career.

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