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Bishan Singh Bedi back home after spending 24 days in hospital

Bishan Singh Bedi has been discharged after spending more than three weeks at a city hospital here following a bypass surgery.

By: PTI |
March 12, 2021 4:16:58 pm
ddca, ddca selectors, ddca selection, bishan singh bedi, delhi and district cricket association, cricketCricketer Bishan Singh Bedi. (Express archive photo)

Legendary former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has been discharged after spending more than three weeks at a city hospital here following a bypass surgery.

The 74-year-old former India captain had undergone a bypass surgery at the capital’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital last month after he suffered a heart attack. He subsequently also underwent an operation to remove blood clotting in his brain.

“He was evaluated and was found to be having all three vessels of heart critically blocked,” the statement from the hospital read.

“He was stabilised and underwent Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, which was performed by Dr Ganesh Shivnani and his team on 18 February 2021. He has been discharged successfully in a stable condition on 11 March 2021,” it added.

According to a close friend and a former Delhi captain, Bedi has recovered significantly and “has been advised complete rest.”

The statement issued by the hospital said that Bedi was admitted on February 15.

“Mr Bishan Singh Bedi, former Indian Cricket Captain suffered a heart attack last month. He was admitted on 15 February 2021 under cardiologist Dr J P S Sawhney at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi,” the hospital stated.

Bedi, a premier left-arm orthodox spinner in his playing days, represented India in 67 Tests and 10 ODIs between 1967 and 1979, scalping 266 and seven wickets respectively.

In December last year, he had protested against the Delhi and District Cricket Association’s (DDCA) decision to name the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after its late ex president and former union minister Arun Jaitley.

Bedi had demanded that his name be removed from a spectators’ stand, named after him, if Jaitley’s statue was to be installed. He had threatened to take legal action against the DDCA on the matter.

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