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1983 World Cup winner Sandeep Patil suffers heart problems | Cricket News – Times of India


MUMBAI: After former India captain Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack in October 2020, another hero of India’s 1983 World Cup victory has suffered a genuine health scare.
Sandeep Patil on Monday night suffered from chest pain, following which he was rushed to the hospital. He underwent various tests at a hospital in Andheri and then had a CT angio at the Jaslok Hospital.
The dashing former India batter, 66, will undergo angiography on Thursday. Thanks to the fact that he acted swiftly and sought medical help, Patil seems to be out of the ‘danger area’ now.
Revealing about his heart issue, Patil told TOI, “I felt discomfort in the chest and was taken to Holy Spirit Hospital (in Andheri) by my friend Dr Vaibhav Kasodekar at night, where I underwent all the tests. My ECG was normal. I underwent a few more tests under Dr Ajit Desai at the Guru Nanak Hospital (In Bandra East). On his advice, I underwent CT angio at the Jaslok Hospital under Dr Shrinivas Desai. Some calcium deposits were found in the main line. On Thursday, Dr AB Mehta and Dr Ajit Desai will perform angiography. During that process, they will decide the further course of action.”
Patil, though, was not rattled by this ‘bouncer’ on his health.
“Our 1983 (World Cup-winning) team has lost Yash (Yashpal Sharma, passed away in July 2021 due to cardiac arrest) and then Kapil had a heart problem, now it’s me. But not to worry. It’s a 66-year-old machine, needed servicing!,” is how the early 80s star bat put it.
Patil felt that people should be aware about their health issues, rather than overlook them.
“I want to spread awareness about health issues. One should accept the facts and surrender. If you feel something is wrong with you, don’t waste time, contact the doctor instead of saying that I am a Tarzan and nothing will happen to me. It can happen with anybody, however fit you are,” he stressed.
Patil had lost the Mumbai Cricket Association’s presidential elections on October 20.





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