“Wishing our legend good health”: Fans pray for speedy recovery after Kapil Dev suffers heart attack

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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.



No sooner did the news of Kapil Dev’s heart attack surface, fans began to profuse pray for his speedy recovery.








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.

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