The veteran Indian cricketer Kapil Dev suffered a mild heart attack and underwent angioplasty surgery at Fortis Escorts hospital in New Delhi. As per Madan Lal, his teammate, Kapil felt slight uneasiness in the chest on Friday, and on testing, stents have been placed to make him better. The former had no heart related medical record as such but had little diabetes-related health issues. 

The news surfaced when a journalist named Teena Thacker took to her Twitter account to share, "Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev @therealkapildev suffers a heart attack, undergoes angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi. Wishing him a speedy recovery." Ever since the news has surfaced social media has gone abuzz and players and wishes have poured in with fans praying for his speedy recovery. 


As the news unveils, reports have come in and statements from Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi state that Kapil Dev was rushed to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. On evaluation by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed just in the middle of the night. With some stable conditions now, he is admitted to ICU and is under the watchful eye of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Doctors who had earlier advised 3 weeks of rest say that he is recovering well and is all likely to be discharged on Sunday.   

The stalwart from Haryana is one of the finest allrounders that the world has seen. India lifted the glorious 1983 World Cup under his captaincy where he, along with the Indian team defeated West Indies at the mecca of cricket, Lords. Of late he has been quite active as a commentator and was a regular face on the broadcast for the ongoing IPL season. 

Kapil Dev, who played for India from 1978 to 1994, aggregated 5000 runs in Tests and also took 434 wickets. Even now he scintillates as his record of the highest wicket-taker by an Indian pacer in Tests remains unbroken.