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Ex-Indian skipper Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty, Virat Kohli, SRK wish him speedy recovery Kapil Dev
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Ex-Indian skipper Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty, Virat Kohli, SRK wish him speedy recovery

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Oct 2020, 12:19 am

New Delhi/IBNS:  Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev was on Friday admitted to hospital and underwent an emergency coronary angioplasty after complaining of chest pain.

India's first Cricket World Cup-winning captain was taken to the emergency department of Fortis Escorts Hospital in New Delhi at 1 am on Friday after he complained of chest pain.

The 62-year-old cricketer was evaluated by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the 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," a statement from hospital authorities claimed.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish the legendary cricketer a speedy recovery.

"Praying for your speedy recovery. 🙏🏻 Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev," he wrote.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also posted on Twitter, wishing the former cricketer a speedy recovery.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan also wished Kapil Dev a speedy recovery.

Twitter was in fact flooded with wishes for his well-being from various cricketers.