Cricket Cricket legend Kapil Dev undergoes emergency coronary angioplasty, is stable now – Times of India

Cricket legend Kapil Dev undergoes emergency coronary angioplasty, is stable now – Times of India



NEW DELHI: Legendary Indian cricketer and captain of the 1983 World Cup-winning side Kapil Dev suffered a heart scare and has undergone angioplasty at a hospital in New Delhi.
Kapil, 61, had been pretty active in the social circuit and on the golf course before the pandemic struck. However, there was no news of him suffering from any heart ailment.
“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,” former Test player and Indian Cricketers Association president Ashok Malhotra told PTI.
An official statement from the Fortis Escorts in Okhala Road, New Delhi, said that Kapil is “stable now” and could be discharged in a couple of days’ time.
“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 night. Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Mr. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in couple of days,” said the statement.
Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs before retiring and
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