Cricket legend Kapil Dev, who underwent an angioplasty surgery in New Delhi’s Fortis Escort Heart Hospital (Okhla) after suffering a heart attack, is stable now, the hospital authorities have said. According to a statement from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road), Kapil was admitted to the emergency department at 1:00 am IST after complaining of chest pain. After evaluation, an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed. Also Read - IND vs AUS 4th Test 2021: T Natarajan Becomes First Cricketer to Debut in All Formats on Same Tour, Twitter Showers Praise on Pacer
“Former Indian Cricket captain Mr. 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 night,” the statement read. Also Read - Hanuma Vihari Reacts to Babul Supriyo's Criticism For His Sydney Knock; Wins Hearts
Widely regarded as one of the greatest allrounders to have played the game, the former captain led India to their maiden ODI World Cup triumph in 1983 that revolutionised the sport in the country. Also Read - Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma's Picture Appears in Newspaper Piece About JeM Terrorists; Alleged Goof-up Goes Viral
“Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the close supervision of Dr Atul Mathur and his team. Mr Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days,’ it added. Moments after the news broke, wishes for Kapil Dev’s speedy recovery started flooding the internet.
“Get well soon Paaji,” former India captain Anil Kumble tweeted. Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, BCCI, Shashi Tharoor were among many who wished Kapil Dev a speedy recovery.
Kapil forged a storied career across formats after making his international debut against Pakistan in 1978. In 131 Tests, he scored 5248 runs at an average of 31.05 including eight centuries and 27 half-centuries. The right-arm pacer took 434 wickets at 29.64 including 23 five-wicket hauls as well.
In 225 ODIs, he made 3783 runs that includes one century and 14 half-centuries and also took 253 wickets at 27.45.
His men stunned then mighty West Indies in the final of the 1983 ODI World Cup at Lord’s defending a low total as they were crowned the
The sudden development led to a wave of well-wishes on social media.
Kapil is the only player in cricket’s history to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5000 runs in Tests. He was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2010.