‘Stable’ Bishan Singh Bedi returns home
Legendary former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has been discharged after spending more than three weeks at a hospital here following a bypass surgery.
The 74-year-old former captain had undergone a bypass surgery at the capital’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital last month after he suffered a heart attack. He also underwent an operation to remove blood clot in his brain.
“He was evaluated and was found to be having all three vessels of heart critically blocked,” a 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.”
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 Bedi was admitted on February 15.
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. Last December, he had protested against the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)’s decision to name the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after its late ex-president and former Union minister Arun Jaitley.