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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly undergoes angioplasty after heart attack

Sourav Ganguly, 48, former India captain and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was in a stable condition after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.

He developed chest pains while exercising and has now had surgery.

Doctors said Ganguly had an angioplasty at a hospital in Kolkata and would be monitored for 24 hours. The medical procedure was to unblock a coronary artery.

Ganguly played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals, captaining India in the longest format 49 times between 2000 and 2005.

A left-handed batsman, Ganguly scored 7,212 Test runs and scored 16 centuries.

He is ninth on the all-time ODI run-scorers list with 11,363. He scored 22 hundreds in the 50-over format.

He took over as president of the Indian cricket board in October 2019.

India captain Virat Kohli tweeted: “Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon.”