Good news for fans of Kapil Dev, captain of India’s first World Cup-winning cricket team. The former cricketer’s angioplasty is successful and he is slowly recovering.
The first picture of Kapil Dev from the hospital has come to the fore. The picture shows him quite smiling and healthy.
Kapil Dev was admitted to the hospital on Friday. Since then, fans across the country have been praying for a cure for the Haryana hurricane.
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) October 23, 2020
In response to this greeting, Kapil wrote on social media, “I am fine and on the path to rapid recovery. Thanks for the love and good wishes. You are my family. Looking forward to playing golf.
Kapil, 61, suffered a massive heart attack on Friday morning. He was rushed to Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi.
He has had angioplasty. He was reported to stable hospital sources. The hospital also said that he would be released in the next few days.
Kapil was once the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket in the world. He retired from the five-day game in 1994.
For six years he was the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Courtney Walsh of the West Indies then broke his record.
Under Kapil’s captaincy, India won the World Cup for the first time in 1983. He has played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs for India. His runs in Test and ODI cricket were 5246 and 363 respectively.