Cricket Legend Kapil Dev Suffers Heart Attack, Now Out of Danger

Fortis hospital, in its statement to ANI, said the 61-year-old is expected to get discharged in a couple of days.

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According to media reports, former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack and is currently hospitalised in Delhi.

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack in the early hours of Friday morning, Fortis hospital, where he is being treated, has confirmed.

A close associate of the former cricketer also confirmed to The Quint that he is out of danger.

The hospital, in its statement, also said the 61-year-old is expected to get discharged in a couple of days.

“Cricketer Kapil Dev came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23 October with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed in the middle of night.”
Fortis Escorts statement

A doctor from the hospital informed IANS that the legendary cricketer also has a long-standing sugar problem.

"In diabetic patients, the blood vessels have more calcium deposits. So, that is an issue that could happen to patients undergoing angioplasty. But he is stable," he said.

India’s cricket fraternity has been posting messages for the legend on Twitter wishing him a speedy recovery.

At one time, the legendary pacer held the world Test record for most wickets (434) and retired from the game in 1994. He held the record for over six years, until it was broken by West Indies great Courtney Walsh.

The biggest achievement of Kapil is he lead India to the Wold Cup triumph in 1983, when India was considered minnows in limited overs cricket.

Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 One-day Internationals between 1978 and 1994.

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