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Kapil Dev Former Cricketer Admitted At Delhi's Fortis For 'Heart Related Issues'
Delhi: Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev admitted at Fortis, Okhla for heart issues. More detail on his health awaited.
Kapil Dev Former Cricketer Admitted At Delhi's Fortis (File Photo)
New Delhi: Veteran and former Cricket legend Kapil Dev has suffered a minor heart attack and is fine after undergoing angioplasty in a hospital in Delhi. The World Cup-winning legend is at Fortis Hearth Institue under the supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur.
As per the statement, the cricket legend went to the hospital's emergency department at 1:00 am on October 23rd "with a "complaint of chest pain". The statement further revealed that he was evaluated and "an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night".
"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," read a statement from Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi.
"Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the 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," the statement added.
The hospital said that Kapil Dev is in the Intensive Care Unit but in stable condition. He is expected to be discharged in a "couple of days".
Many sporting personalities including badminton star Saian Nehwal, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, and Harsh Bhogle took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.
"Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do." Bhogle tweeted. "Wishing u speedy recovery sir @therealkapildev...," Saina wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Also, cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra urged his followers to pray for the quick recovery of the cricketer.
"Let's send a billion wishes and prayers to @therealkapildev. Get well soon, Paji," tweeted Aakash Chopra.
Kapil Dev is widely known as one of the best all-rounders to have played the game. He finished his Test career with 434 wickets a then-world record. Also, he scored 5248 in the longest format at an average of 31.05