The former Indian cricketer and the first 1983 World Cup-winning captain legend Kapil Dev underwent an angioplasty treatment after complaining of chest pain and is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days, said the hospital.
On Thursday, the 61 years old Kapil Dev felt uneasy and following which he was taken to a hospital here.
The hospital stated that “Kapil Dev 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 in the middle of the night.”
“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 stated further.
Angioplasty is a procedure or treatment to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart. Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) President Ashok Malhotra, the Kapil Dev friend, said, “He is feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife (Romi). He was feeling uneasy yesterday. He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak.”
Veteran cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to wish Kapil Dev and said, “Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do.”
Recent India cricket team captain Virat Kohli also took to Twitter to wish Dev for a speedy recovery. “Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon paaji,” wrote Virat Kohli.
During his playing career, Kapil Dev was one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket, and he held the world record for the most Test wickets until West Indian Courtney Walsh broke it.
Kapil Dev played 131 Tests, and picked 434 wickets, and scored a mammoth 5248 runs. He also played 225 ODIs, and picked 253 wickets, and scored 3783 runs for India.
In 2010 Kapil Dev was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
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