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Following heart attack, Karsan Ghavri is recovering well

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Mumbai: Former India all-rounder Karsan Ghavri, who suffered a heart attack in Shimoga, Karnataka, on Sunday night, is learnt to have recovered well since then and will return to home town Mumbai in a few days.

According to a Facebook post on the former cricketer’s timeline, his daughter Panchami has posted on Tuesday morning: “Thank you very much for all your good wishes and concern. Papa is on his way to recovery he’s already doing much better. Thank you once again.”

Ghavri felt some discomfort and was having chest pain since Sunday night and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and the treatment started. His conditions started improving instantly following medication after an angiograph was done.

It is learnt from Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) sources that the cricketer is already out of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and will be discharged shortly. He is expected to return to Mumbai by Saturday.

The 65-year-old was the first Indian pacer after Kapil Dev to have 100 wickets in his kitty in Test matches. Known for sometime turning his hand as tweaker too, was the new-ball partner of legenadry Kapil Dev in seventies and eighties. He last represented India on the tour of New Zealand in 1981.

It may be recalled that that the left-arm pacer had dismissed Greg Chappell twice in a Test match on India’s previous tour to Australia. In the second innings, Chappell was out for nought. Purely based on his bowling performance, India levelled the series Down Under by virtue of a 59-run victory against the mighty Aussies in the third and final Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.