Kapil Dev, former Indian captain and 1983 World Cup winning captian suffered a massive heart attack on Friday morning following which he was immediately hospitalised at the Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi. The 62-year-old legendary cricketer underwent angioplasty and he is said to be in a stable condition now.
Fortis now.suffered a massive heart attack on Friday morning following which he was immediately hospitalised at the Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi. The 62-year-old legendary cricketer underwent angioplasty and he is said to be in a stable condition now.
Past midnight on Thursday, Kapil felt pain in his chest and was rushed to the hospital. Following an angiography test, a single block was found and a team of doctors, led by Dr. Atul Mathur, performed angioplasty.
On Friday, the hospital released a statement saying: “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 news was confirmed by journalist Teena Thacker who tweeted, “Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev @therealkapildev suffers a heart attack, undergoes angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi. Wishing him a speedy recovery.” Kapil Dev was admitted to Fortis hospital in New Delhi and was reported to be in a critical situation. However, according to the latest press release from the hospital, it read, ”
As a player, Kapil Dev achieved everything that is possible with bat and ball. He had helped Indian cricket achieve a level of glory during his captaincy period. He had helped India win the 1983 World Cup, secured a historic series win in England in 1986. As the team entered into the 90s, Kapil Dev was still pivotal to the side but his returns dwindled. He carried on until he had not broken the mark of 431 set by Sir Richard Hadlee of New Zealand when it came to the highest number of Test wickets by a bowler. He broke the record during the 1994 Ahmedabad Test against Sri Lanka when he dismissed Hashan Tillakaratne and the celebrations were a testament to his longevity and his genius. Team Cricketkeeda wishes the Indian legend a speedy recovering.