Former India Cricketer BS Chandrasekhar Hospitalised In Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Former Indian cricketer BS Chandrasekhar, who was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Bengaluru, is recuperating, sources said.

As per reports, Chandrasekhar was admitted to hospital on January 15 after he complained of fatigue and slurring in speech. The former spinner’s condition is stable and he will be discharged within two days.

“Former cricketer BS Chandrasekhar admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is in ICU and is stable,” Karnataka State Cricket Association spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya said.

Considered among the top echelon of leg spinners, Chandrasekhar along with E.A.S. Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan constituted the Indian spin quartet that dominated spin bowling during the 1960s and 1970s.

Chandrasekhar played 58 Test matches, capturing 242 wickets at an average of 29.74 in a career that spanned sixteen years.

He is one of only two test cricketers in history with more wickets than total runs scored, the other being Chris Martin.

Chandrasekhar was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1972; in 2002 he won Wisden’s award for “Best bowling performance of the century” for India, for his six wickets for 38 runs against England at the Oval in 1971.

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