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Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, wishes and prayers pour in on social media


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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:

We wish him a speedy recovery!

(With ANI inputs)

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)