India’s first-ever World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has undergone Angioplasty after suffering a heart attack on Friday, October 23. He is admitted to a hospital in Delhi and is stable after undergoing surgery. The veteran cricketer is one of the finest cricketing talents India has ever produced. The all-rounder is a major reason behind the popularity of the sport in the country. Kapil Dev had changed the way people looked upon the game by registering a win over the mighty West Indies in the finals of the 1983 World Cup.
The news of the 61-year-old getting hospitalized after suffering from heart illness was first revealed by Economic Times journalist Teena Thacker via her official Twitter handle. It is also reported that the former cricketer had diabetes-related health issues as well.
Teena tweeted, “Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev @therealkapildev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi. Wishing him a speedy recovery.”
Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev @therealkapildev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
— Teena Thacker (@Teensthack) October 23, 2020
In his illustrious international career spanning 16 years, Dev represented India in 131 Tests and 225 ODI Internationals scoring 5248 and 3783 runs respectively. He also made notable contributions with the ball by claiming 434 Test wickets along with 253 ODI scalps. He was also one of the fittest and finest fielders of his time.
Cricketers extend their best wishes to Kapil Dev
As soon as the news of Kapil Dev being hospitalized broke out on social media, the who’s who of the cricket fraternity from all over the world came forward to extend their best wishes to the World Cup-winning captain and prayed for his speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the fans and followers of the legend are also hoping to see one of the best cricketers India has ever produced to get fit and recover soon.
MP Shashi Tharoor said, “Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too.”
Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 23, 2020
A plethora of cricketers including the likes of spin legend Anil Kumble, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, Irfan Pathan, and Suresh Raina took to their official Twitter handle to wish the Indian legend a speedy recovery.
Stay strong big brother. God bless 🙏🏻 @therealkapildev
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) October 23, 2020
Thinking of @therealkapildev right now. Hope he pulls through! 🙏🏽
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) October 23, 2020
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 23, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev Paaji 😊
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) October 23, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 23, 2020
Kapil paaji take care wishing you a speedy recovery 💓 https://t.co/vH273Fb35a
— Dhruv Shorey 🇮🇳 (@DhruvShorey) 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
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 23, 2020
Wishing you god speed recovery sir @therealkapildev
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) October 23, 2020
Wishing you the speediest of recoveries @therealkapildev sir 🙏
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) October 23, 2020
Get well soon Kapil Paaji #Kapildev
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 23, 2020
Take care @therealkapildev! Praying for your quick recovery. Get well soon Paaji. 🙏🏼
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 23, 2020
Praying for your speedy recovery Kapil Paaji🙏🏻 @therealkapildev
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) October 23, 2020
Get well soon @therealkapildev Paaji. Wishing you a speedy recovery 🙏
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) October 23, 2020
Wishes and prayers for @therealkapildev paaji .May he recover speedily.
— Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) 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
Get well soon Paaji @therealkapildev
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 23, 2020
Let’s send a billion wishes and prayers to @therealkapildev. Get well soon, Paji. 🙌🙏
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 23, 2020
My prayers are with you 🙏 hope you get well soon #Kapildev paji
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 23, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev Sir .. Take care & God Bless 🙏
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 23, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev sir. Strength always.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 23, 2020
Omg!! Wish you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev paaji.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 23, 2020
Praying for your speedy recovery. 🙏🏻 Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 23, 2020
Wish a speedy recovery to #Kapildev paaji
My prayers are with you. Get well soon!
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) October 23, 2020
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