Sourav Ganguly ‘feeling fine’ after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19

Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly is recovering well after being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.

His progress has been confirmed by his brother Snehasish, who spoke to Reuters on Tuesday.

“Sourav has got COVID but he is feeling fine,” Snehasish told the news agency telephonically.

One of India’s most successful captain, Ganguly is double vaccinated and has been travelling extensively in his capacity as the country’s cricket boss.

As a precautionary measure, the 49-year-old was rushed to hospital on Monday night after returning a positive RT-PCR test.

“He was taken to Woodlands Nursing Home last night. He has been given medication and is currently stable,” an unnamed BCCI source told PTI earlier.

It’s not the first time Ganguly has been in hospital in 2021 after undergoing an emergency angioplasty earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Snehasish had also tested positive for COVID before.

India has reported more than 6,000 cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, with the death toll rising by a further 293.

Nearly 500,000 people have lost their lives to the novel virus in the world’s second-most populous nation while about 35 million people have tested positive in the country.

Elsewhere, India are currently taking part in a Test series in South Africa, where the second day of the first Test was rained out on Monday, after the visitors took control of the match on the opening day.