"Feeling Better": Kapil Dev Makes First Appearance After Suffering Mild Heart Attack

“Feeling Better”: Kapil Dev Makes First Appearance After Suffering Mild Heart Attack

Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. Credit: PTI

India’s first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev returned stronger as he shared a video of his well-being with his 1983 teammates. Kapil Dev was seen as enthusiastic as ever in the video as he vowed to meet everyone as soon as possible. The legend also mentioned that the year is about to end but the next year will be better.

Dev underwent angioplasty soon after suffering the attack and was discharged in a couple of days after recovering. The news came as major shock for his fans as they took to various social media handles to wish him well. From Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to India captain Virat Kohli – everyone prayed for his quick recovery.

Hope to meet you all soon: Kapil Dev

Dev, 62, 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.

Dev led India to their first-ever World Cup triumph. The 1983 World Cup triumph was special for India, not only as a first, but also because it changed the face of cricket in the country.

"Feeling Better": Kapil Dev Makes First Appearance After Suffering Mild Heart Attack
Kapil Dev [Photo- Infoway.US]
West Indies were the side to beat in the 1983 World Cup. Opting to field, the world beaters had a morale victory at the toss. India managed to score 183 runs as they were bundled out in 54.4 overs with Sir Andy Roberts picking up a three-wicket haul while Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding returned two wickets each. Kris Srikkanth top scored for India with 38 runs while Sandeep Patil (27) and Mohinder Amarnath (26) playing some important cameos.

The chase for the World Cup, however, looked like a daunting task for the Clive Lloyd-led side. West Indies lost their openers early with Vivian Richards holding the fort for the side with a 33-run knock. However, Madan Lal, Roger Binny and Mohinder Amarnath ran through the West Indies top to lower order, to help India record history.

India lifted their maiden World Cup after beating the West Indies by 43 runs. Kapil Dev, the most impact player of the quadrennial, became the first Indian captain to lead the national team to a World Cup triumph.