B. S. Chandrasekhar recovering in hospital after suffering mild stroke

Former India cricketer B. S. Chandrasekhar is recovering well after having been admitted to a hospital, his family said on Monday.

“Chandra is recovering very well, and he will be back home on Wednesday or Thursday,” his wife Sandhya Chandrasekhar Bhagwath told PTI.

The 75-year old legendary leg-spinner complained of “tiredness and fatigue” on Friday evening and his speech became a “little bit cluttered,” according to her. On the advice of doctors that he needed neurological treatment, Mysuru-born Chandrasekhar, who lives in Bengaluru, was admitted in Aster RV Hospital, where he was kept in the emergency care unit for medical observation.

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Sandhya informed that Chandra has now been shifted to regular ward and is now under physiotherapy. “There is some kind of blockage in the brain. It’s a very, very minutest stroke,” she said, adding he will be all right in a week or two with medication.

“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 matches, taking 242 wickets.

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