Former India off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan yesterday suffered a massive heart attack, but was later declared stable at doctors.

Chauhan, who played 21 Test matches and 35 ODIs formed a trio with Anil Kumble and Venkatapathy Raju in the 1990s, was taken to hospital situated in Sector 9 of the Bhilai Steel Plant after he complained of chest pain, as per the local reports.

The 48-year-old former off-spinner was taken to Apollo BSR Hospital, where he was operated upon. He was later declared stable in ICU by the doctors.

“He is quite stable after the Angioplasty was done as soon as he was brought here. He is under the safe hands of senior cardiologist Dr Dilip Ratnani,” an Apollo doctor told PTI.

Chauhan, who is most remembered for hitting that glorious six in the last over off the bowling of Saqlain Mushtaq to propel India to a victory over Pakistan in Karachi in 1997. Chauhan made his debut in 1993 and played his last ODI in 19998 thus ending a five year career.

Earlier, in 2007, the veteran spinner also survived a devastating car crash. He currently runs a small business in Chattishgarh and is also a PRO in Bhilai Steel Plant.