The cricketing fraternity has wished a speedy recovery to Kapil Dev after the legendary cricketer suffered a heart attack and had to be hospitalised. The former India skipper was admitted to the hospital after he complaint of chest pain.
The 61-year-old legendary cricketer underwent angioplasty and he is said to be in a stable condition now. Fortis Escorts Hospital in Delhi has released a statement about the cricket legend’s health and confirmed that his condition is stable and he will be discharged in couple of days.
“Cricketer 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,” read the statement from the hospital.
“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 statement added.
The unfortunate news, nonetheless, prompted an outpouring of support towards the former India captain. Eminent names from the Indian cricketing fraternity took to Twitter to wish Kapil Dev a speedy recovery.
Here are the messages from the cricketing fraternity:
Take care @therealkapildev! Praying for your quick recovery. Get well soon Paaji. 🙏🏼
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 23, 2020
Praying for your speedy recovery. 🙏🏻 Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 23, 2020
A champion and a fighter. Wishing @therealkapildev a speedy recovery.
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) October 23, 2020
Wishing you good health legend @therealkapildev 🙏🏻
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) October 23, 2020
Wish Kapil Paaji a very quick and smooth recovery. @therealkapildev
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 23, 2020
Get well soon @therealkapildev Paaji. Wishing you a speedy recovery 🙏
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) October 23, 2020
Get well soon Kapil Paaji. Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 23, 2020
Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery, @therealkapildev!
Get well soon, sending healthy vibes in your direction! 🙏
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) October 23, 2020
Omg!! Wish you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev paaji.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 23, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev Sir .. Take care & God Bless 🙏
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 23, 2020
Get well soon Paaji @therealkapildev
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 23, 2020
Wishing @therealkapildev good health & a speedy recovery. Take care sir!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 23, 2020
Wishing Kapil paaji, our greatest inspiration a speedy recovery 🙏@therealkapildev
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 23, 2020
My prayers are with you 🙏 hope you get well soon #Kapildev paji
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 23, 2020
Kapil Dev is one of the greatest cricketers to have graced the game. During an illustrious career spanning 16 years, he played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs and is regarded as one of the finest allrounders the game has seen along with contemporary greats like and Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee.
He scored 5248 Test runs at 31/05 and claimed 434 wickets at 29.64. In ODIs, Kapil Dev scored 3783 runs at 23.79 and took 253 wickets at 27.45. His finest moment came in 1983 when he led India to their first-ever World Cup title. India had defeated the mighty West Indies in the final.