Kapil Dev suffers heart attack; undergoes angioplasty

New Delhi: Former Indian captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack on Friday before undergoing angioplasty at a hospital in New Delhi.

Kapil, 61, is stable after the successful procedure.

Kapil had complained of uneasiness last night, following which he was taken to Escorts hospital where he underwent some tests. Stents have been placed and he is fine as of now.

Kapil is expected to return home in a couple of days.

The doctors at the Delhi hospital have advised 3 weeks of rest for the legendary cricketer.

Kapil, one of the best if not the best all-rounder to have ever played the sport, led India to their first World Cup triumph in 1983.

Leading a team that had a good mix of youngsters and experienced campaigners, Kapil gave the belief that India had the firepower to dominate the 50-over format, which was not considered seriously even by some of the biggest names in the lead up to the 1983 World Cup.

Kapil was instrumental in revolutionalising Indian cricket and his World Cup-winning team did inspire quite a few legends, including Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

 

 

 

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