Kapil Dev, the legendary Indian cricket team captain and all-rounder who led India to glory in the 1983 World Cup, has been admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack. According to several reports, Kapil Dev is in a stable condition after undergoing angioplasty and he is out of danger.
Kapil Dev is credited with putting India on the world map as he defeated the mighty West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final in Lord’s as India won their first-ever World Cup trophy. Kapil Dev was also one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket as he smashed over 5000 runs in Tests and also took 434 wickets. His tally of wickets was the highest at one point in time but it has now been overhauled by many bowlers. Kapil Dev remains the highest wicket-taker by an Indian pacer in Tests.
The latest press release from the hospital read, ” 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 the night. Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under 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.