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Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty surgery

Sports Lounge Staff



Kapil Dev

New Delhi: India’s 1983 World Cup winning skipper and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack and underwent angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi.

The 62-year-old legendary cricketer underwent angioplasty and is said to be in a stable condition.

“Former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev, Age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night,” Fortis Escorts Hospital said.

The 62-year-old felt uneasiness on Thursday and was hospitalised.

“Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days,” the hospital said.

Inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2010, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs for Indian in a decorated career.

He is the only cricketer to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5,000 runs in Tests.

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