Dr R R Pulgaonkar, CEO of Jaslok Hospital, said, “Surti is still in a critical condition and his children have given us the consent for further treatment but the patient is not fit for any surgery or to be administered any anesthesia.”
The 76-year-old Queensland-based all-rounder was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and put on a ventilator. Thursday’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that was done on Thursday evening revealed the former cricketer had suffered a massive stroke, which led the doctors put him on ventilator and other life-support systems.
Surti represented India in 26 Test matches between 1960 and 1969. He settled in Australia after faring well on India’s 1967-68 tour there.