Kapil Dev: Indian cricket legend recovering after heart surgery

Tanya Simon
October 24, 2020

Dev, who held the record for most wickets in Test cricket (434), led India to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1983.

Social media is abuzz with wishes for the Haryana Hurricane's speedy recovery.

Later, the great all-rounder tweeted a statement which read "Thank you everyone for all the love and concern".

"He came to the hospital last night (Thursday) with an acute problem". The veteran cricketer is one of the finest cricketing talents India has ever produced. She wrote, "Wish u a speedy recovery to the legend cricketer @therealkapildev Prayers for your speedy recovery".

No sooner did the news of Kapil Dev's heart attack surface, fans began to profuse pray for his speedy recovery.

The hospital, Fortis Escorts Okhla Road, issued a statement saying the former cricketer is now in ICU and under close supervision. Later, Kapil Dev was cleared of all the charges.

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Another doctor, who did not want to identified, had earlier told IANS that the angioplasty was done under local anaesthesia, and that normal patients were kept in the hospital for 48 to 72 hours before being discharged.

Angioplasty is a procedure to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart. According to several reports, Kapil is in a stable condition after undergoing angioplasty, and he is out of danger.

Former Indian allrounder Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev had changed the way people looked upon the game by registering a win over the mighty West Indies in the finals of the 1983 World Cup.

In his illustrious global career spanning 16 years, Dev represented India in 131 Tests and 225 ODI Internationals scoring 5248 and 3783 runs respectively.

Following his retirement from the game in 1994, Dev served as Indian team's coach for a brief period.

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