Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes surgery

Rajdeep Saha
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Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes surgery
Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes surgery

23 Oct 2020: Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes surgery

Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.

As per reports, he is said to have undergone angioplasty surgery at a hospital in New Delhi.

The former Indian cricket team captain is still regarded as one of the finest all-rounders the game ever produced.

Here are further details on the same.

Surgery: Kapil said to be doing better now

Dev is said to have undergone angioplasty at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi after suffering the heart attack. It has been reported that he is doing better now.

Known as Haryana Hurricane, the legendary cricketer inspired several aspiring cricketers to take up the sport after India's sensational win over West Indies in the 1983 World Cup.

Career: A look at Kapil Dev's career

In 131 Test matches for India, Kapil scored 5,248 runs at 31.05.

He hit eight tons with a best of 163, besides also amassing 27 half-centuries.

With the ball, Kapil claimed 434 wickets at 29.64.

In ODI cricket, he made his presence felt with 3,783 runs from 225 matches.

He hit one century and 14 fifties.

He also claimed 253 wickets at 27.45.

Heart attack: Recently, cricket world lost former Australian batsman Dean Jones

Last month, the cricket fraternity lost Australian cricket legend, Dean Jones, because of a massive heart attack.

The 59-year-old Jones, who was part of the Star Sports commentary team in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season, was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai.

He was an active cricket analyst and had been a part of the IPL.

Statement: Statement issued by Fortis Escorts

"Former Indian Cricket captain Mr. 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 night," read a statement from Fortis Escorts.

Fact: Kapil is expected to get discharged soon

"Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Mr. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in couple of days," the statement added.

Fact: Gambhir wishes Kapil a speedy recovery