Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty after suffering chest pain

Former Team India captain Kapil Dev

New Delhi (NVI): Former Team India captain Kapil Dev has undergone an angioplasty surgery after he was admitted to Fortis Hospital in New Delhi late yesterday night due to chest pain.

The 62-year-old cricketer is said to be in a stable condition now and is expected to get discharged in a couple of days.

“Former Indian Cricket captain 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,” Fortis Escorts Hospital said in a statement.

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

Kapil Dev, the legendary Indian cricket team captain and all-rounder led India to glory in the 1983 World Cup. He has played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs and is the only player in cricket’s history to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5,000 runs in Tests.

Recently, Kapil Dev, nicknamed the ‘Haryana Hurricane’, had also taken up golf as a passion and won an amateur tournament in Pune last year.

-RJV