OCTOBER 23, 2020
Kapil Dev, the former India World Cup-winning captain, is stable after undergoing a coronary angioplasty surgery at the Fortis Hospital in New Delhi late Thursday night due to chest pain.
“Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision” the hospital said in a statement. “Mr Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in couple of days.”
Kapil Pa ji is OK now after his operation and sitting with his daughter AMYA. Jai mata di.@therealkapildev pic.twitter.com/K5A9eZYBDs
— Chetan Sharma (@chetans1987) October 23, 2020
“Mr. Kapil Dev 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 in the middle of the night,” the statement said.
Dev later tweeted that he was recovering. “Thank you everyone for all the love and concern,” Dev wrote. “I am overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery.”
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) October 23, 2020
Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) President Ashok Malhotra, a friend of Kapil, told PTI that the iconic cricketer is doing fine.
“He is feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife. He was feeling uneasy yesterday. He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak,” Malhotra, also a former Test player, told PTI.
Dear paji @therealkapildev ! Praying for your speedy recovery! Get well soon please after cricket I still need some golfing ️♂️ lessons #legend
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 23, 2020
Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2020
Wish Kapil Paaji a very quick and smooth recovery. @therealkapildev
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 23, 2020
Get well soon paji @therealkapildev pic.twitter.com/SvMHaCdyWt
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) October 23, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev Sir .. Take care & God Bless
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 23, 2020
Get well soon my mate @therealkapildev. You are a champ, see you soon. We are praying for you! pic.twitter.com/utPeAc69Ck
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) October 23, 2020
The Legend @therealkapildev embodies strength and resilience Praying for a speedy recovery of my main man ❤️
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) October 23, 2020
Get well sooner than soon Paaji! @therealkapildev wishing you a speedy recovery as fast as your bowling & batting. Love to you sir
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 23, 2020
Wishing @therealkapildev paaji a speedy recovery. May Allah bless him with good health and long life.
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) October 23, 2020
Wishing u speedy recovery sir @therealkapildev …
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 23, 2020
Wishing great @therealkapildev a speedy recovery post his angioplasty, you have been a fighter always Paaji and you will come out of this fighting fit https://t.co/f19xLCUoIe
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 23, 2020
Get well soon Kapil Paaji. Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 23, 2020
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with the Greatest Champion Crktr of Our times…Guru MEHR Karehga..!Love Always Kaps..!! pic.twitter.com/TA3mOwB8ug
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) October 23, 2020
The 62-year-old is still regarded as one of the finest all-rounders that the cricket world has produced. He led India to their first World Cup triumph in 1983. Kapil, who has played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs, inspired India to an unforgettable World Cup victory in 1983 where they defeated the mighty West Indies in the final at the Lord’s.
Kapil is the only player in 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.