New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Former Indian skipper and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly underwent a successful angioplasty at the Woodslands hospital in Kolkata, a day after being hospitalised for the second time this month with complaint of chest pain.

The doctors took the decision to perform angioplasty after going through the reports of a series of tests conducted on Ganguly earlier today, news agency PTI reported. As part of the angioplasty, the doctors implanted two more stents to clear his clogged coronary arteries.

Ganguly was visited at the hospital by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Earlier today, Banerjee had called him up in the morning to inquire about his health

Ganguly was admitted to the Apollo hospital on Wednesday after he complaint of chest pain. In a statement, the hospital said that Ganguly visited the facility for a checkup of his cardiac condition and that all his viral parameters were stable. "Sourav Ganguly has come for a checkup of his cardiac condition. There is no change in his parameters since his last hospitalization and his vital parameters are stable."

Ganguly had been admitted to the Woodlands hospital earlier this month after he suffered a mild cardiac arrest while exercising on a treadmill at his home gym. The former cricketer underwent angioplasty and was discharged from the hospital on January 7. While discharging Ganguly, the hospital had said that the doctors attending him would be keeping a constant vigil on his health and taken appropriate measures accordingly. 

Ganguly had retired from the International cricket in November 2008 after a stellar career spanning 16 years. Less than a decade in his career, he had established himself as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team. Hishealth crisis comes at a time when speculations were rife about his joining politics ahead of the state assembly elections likely in April-May this year.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja