Former Indian cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu, was hospitalised on Tuesday after his health deteriorated due to a condition called acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
He’s currently receiving treatment at Delhi’s Apollo Hospital.
On Tuesday evening a tweet from Sidhu’s twitter handle said, “Down but Not Out.”
Down but Not Out! Life threatening disease (DVT) With God 's Grace will recover. Life is Fragile, handle with Prayer. pic.twitter.com/ifz6UG5bny
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) October 6, 2015
“Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu was admitted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi on Tuesday evening with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a life threatening condition if not treated on time. In DVT, clots create obstruction in the blood vessel, hindering the normal blood flow. According to hospital sources, after initial treatment his condition is stable. Mr Sidhu has been put on blood thinners and has been recovering well. His condition is said to be stable as of now,” a doctor treating Sidhu at Apollo hospital was quoted in several media reports.
Sidhu, who played 51 Tests and 136 ODIs for India between 1983 and 1999, has been a popular TV face for several years. He also appeared on stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma’s popular TV show on Colors channel.