The former India captain is one of India's best all-rounders and was the leader of the team that won the 1983 World Cup that put India on the global cricket map.
Indias first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev has undergone a successful angioplasty at a south Delhi hospital, a senior doctor confirmed on Friday. In 2002, Dev was named "Indian Cricketer of the Century" by Wisden.
Neither the hospital nor Dev's family commented on media reports that he had suffered a heart attack. After an evaluation, an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed in the middle of night.
The 61-year-old complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute emergency department.
Dev took 687 Test and one-day wickets and scored almost 9 000 runs during a 16-year long global career.
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"Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision." the hospital said in a statement. He captioned it as, 'With the legend Kapil Dev, I can't stop grinning #1983worldcup #captain #greatestallrounder #fanmoment.' Check out the post here: Ever since the news of his ill-health came out, Bollywood celebs have been praying for the cricket legend and wishing him a speedy recovery.
One of India's greatest cricketers, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs. Coming back to the story, we wish him a speedy recovery.
He remains the only player in Test history to have combined taking more than 400 wickets with scoring in excess of 5,000 runs.
Wishes also poured in from cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and retired cricketer Mohammad Kaif, among others.