Fans are praying for the speedy recovery of the legendary Indian cricketer, Kapil Dev, after he suffered a heart attack. The World Cup-winning former India cricket captain has reported undergone angioplasty surgery at a Delhi hospital.
A statement by Fortis Hospital said that Kapil Dev arrived at the emergency department at 0100 AM on 23 October complaining of chest pain. Angioplasty surgery was performed later in the night. His condition is said to be stable now.
Hours later, Kapil Dev issued a statement from his official Twitter handle saying that he was overwhelmed by the outpour of love for him. “Thank you everyone for all the love and concern. I’m overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery,” his statement read.
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) October 23, 2020
No sooner did the news of Kapil Dev’s heart attack surface, fans began to profuse pray for his speedy recovery.
My prayers are with you ? hope you get well soon #Kapildev paji
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 23, 2020
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
— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) October 23, 2020
Let’s send a billion wishes and prayers to @therealkapildev. Get well soon, Paji. ??
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 23, 2020
Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 23, 2020
Praying for your speedy recovery. ?? Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2020
Kapil Dev had created history in 1983 when he led India to win its first World Cup in the One Day International format. It took India another 28 years to repeat that feat.
The legendary cricketer has been actively sharing his expert advice on the ongoing IPL competition.