World Cup winner Kapil Dev on Friday suffered a heart attack and was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi. The hospital, Fortis Escorts Okhla Road, issued a statement saying the former cricketer is currently in ICU and under close supervision.
"Former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev, age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on October 23 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. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days," the hospital said in a statement.
The former Indian captain also has diabetes related health issues. More details are awaited. The iconic all-rounder is known for inspiring the country by taking India to win the cricket World Cup in 1973.
The news of his cardiac attack has got the social media in shock and many fans, well wishers are posting their best wishes.
Here are some of the reactions:
Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 23, 2020
Take care @therealkapildev! Praying for your quick recovery. Get well soon Paaji.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 23, 2020
Extremely saddened to hear the news that legendary cricketer & former Indian captain @therealkapildev ji has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack. My best wishes & prayers for his speedy recovery. Millions of us will be praying for you #Kapildev ji.— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) October 23, 2020
Please join me in sending prayers, strength and good wishes to Kapil and Romi Dev for his speedy recovery. Kapil was taken to the hospital in time as he complained of uneasiness. As per the doctors the procedure has been successful and he will be home soon. @vikrantgupta73— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) October 23, 2020
Legendary cricketer #Kapildev my good friend had a minor heart attack and is in hospital for observation and treatment! My sincere wishes and prayers for a very speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/x1TKPwyhl1— Dr Kailash Chand OBE (@KailashChandOBE) October 23, 2020
Wish a speedy recovery to #Kapildev paaji— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) October 23, 2020
My prayers are with you. Get well soon!
My prayers are with you hope you get well soon #Kapildev paji— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 23, 2020
We wish him a speedy recovery!
(With ANI inputs)(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)