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.
Take care @therealkapildev! Praying for your quick recovery. Get well soon Paaji. 🙏🏼
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 23, 2020
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.
Praying for your speedy recovery. 🙏🏻 Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2020
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.
Please join me in sending prayers, strength and good wishes to Kapil and Romi Dev for his speedy recovery. Kapil was taken to the hospital in time as he complained of uneasiness. As per the doctors the procedure has been successful and he will be home soon. @vikrantgupta73
— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) October 23, 2020