Kapil Dev Hospitalised Due to Chest Pain
NewsBytes
Oct 26, 2020

Indian legend Kapil Dev has been discharged from the hospital after undergoing angioplasty.

61-year-old Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev was immediately hospitalized upon suffering chest pain. He was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute's emergency department in Delhi. Dr. Atul Mathur performed an angioplasty surgery on him. This is a procedure to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart. After the surgery, the hospital issued a statement saying "Mr. Kapil Dev got discharged today afternoon. He's doing fine and can resume his regular daily activity soon. He'll be under regular follow-up consultation with Dr. Atul Mathur." After receiving tons of wishes from fans, cricketers, and other celebrities from across the globe, Kapil posted a story on Instagram. "Thank you, everyone, for all the love and concern. I am overwhelmed with good wishes and well on the road to recovery." he posted an Instagram story.

Former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma also shared photos of Kapil. Kapil could be seen along with his daughter and Dr. Atul Mathur. To date, Kapil Dev is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of all-time. 

Under the leadership of Kapil Dev, India won the World Cup for the first time in 1983. Under his captaincy, India won many Test Matches and showed the world that India has a strong cricket team. Having represented the nation in 356 international matches, Kapil scalped a record 687 wickets and amassed 9,031 runs. After retiring in 1994, he became a national team coach and selector. Wisden is a cricket reference book similar to a magazine published in the UK every year. It is also known as ‘The Bible of Cricket’. In 2002, Dev was named "Indian Cricketer of the Century" by Wisden.