Former India Cricket Captain Kapil Dev Admitted to Hospital After Heart Attack
Former India cricket team captain Kapil Dev was admitted to the Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi after he suffered a heart attack on Friday morning. The 62-year-old, who led India to their maiden World Cup triumph in 1983, underwent angioplasty and his condition is stable now.
“Former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev, Age 62 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,” the Fortis Escorts Hospital said in statement.
“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 read further.
According to the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) President Ashok Malhotra, Kapil Dev was feeling unwell since Thursday. “He is feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife (Romi). He was feeling uneasy yesterday. He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak,” Malhotra told news agency PTI.
Under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, India defeated a strong West Indies team in the 1983 World Cup final at Lord’s to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy. A sports drama based on India’s victory titled ’83’, starring Ranveer Singh in the role of Kapil Dev, will be released on Christmas.
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