1983 World Cup-winning Captain Kapil Dev suffered a massive heart attack on Friday morning following which he was immediately admitted to Fortis Hospital in Delhi is stable now after undergoing angioplasty. The news about his health status was confirmed by Fortis Escorts Hospital via press release where they highlighted the status of his health in detail.
‘Former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev, Age 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.”
”Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the 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. However Kapil Dev family has not given any update about his health.
Wishing @therealkapildev ji a speedy recovery. Get well Soon Sir. pic.twitter.com/VNF5B60lMA
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 23, 2020
Kapil Dev who is regarded as the greatest Indian all-rounder who has played the game and also regarded as one of the best captains in the history of cricket. He was named by Wisden as the Indian cricketer of the century in 2002. He was India’s national cricket coach between October 1999 and August 2000. He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the greatest number of wickets taken in Test Cricket which was later broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000.
On his contribution towards this great game of cricket, he was inducted into ICC Hall of Fame in 2010. He led Indian team who won 1983 World Cup where the team was not considered as contenders when the tournament started to lift the title. Due to magical leadership of Kapil Dev and other players stepping up at right time changed the fate of Indian cricket when they defeated mighty Caribbean team by 43 runs after scoring a meager total of 183 runs when they batted first and bowled out entire West Indies team who were favourites to lift the title on 140 runs. 1983 World Cup Victory inspired then next generation of players like Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid to pick this great game of cricket as a profession.