India’s legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack and underwent emergency surgery.
The 62-year-old Kapil Dev has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi, Indian media report.
According to the hospital, Kapil Dev, captain of India’s first World Cup cricket winning team in 1983, is in “stable condition” now, the media report.
Cricket analyst and commentator Harsha Bhogle wrote on Twitter, “Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do.”
Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 23, 2020
Many legends in Indian cricket have come. But India started the journey to excellence with the hand of this right-handed pace-bowling all-rounder. Kapil Dev won the first World Cup title under his leadership. The unique success of 1983 changed the Indian cricket innings. So, there is still a different place in everyone’s mind.
Kapil scored 5,248 runs with the bat in 131 Tests for India. Besides, he scored 3,783 runs in 225 ODIs, taking 253 wickets.