Iconic former Indian all-rounder and current commentator Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack last night and had to undergo an emergency coronary angioplasty at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi, following which he has returned to stable condition, as confirmed by an official statement from the Fortis Escorts.
“Former Indian Cricket captain Mr. Kapil Dev, age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night. Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Mr. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days,” said the statement.
“He is feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife (Romi). He was feeling uneasy yesterday (Thursday). He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak,” said Ashok Malhotra, former India and Bengal Cricketer, also the current president of the Indian Cricketers Association.
Kapil Dev, 61, has been active on the golf course for a while now. However, there have been no reports of him suffering from a heart disease. His family members are yet to give an update on the former World Cup-winning Indian skipper.