India cricket legend Kapil Dev recovers | Sunday Observer

India cricket legend Kapil Dev recovers

25 October, 2020

NEW DELHI AFP: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev was in a “stable” condition after undergoing emergency cardiac surgery Friday after complaining of chest pain, hospital authorities said.

The 61-year-old, who led India to their first World Cup title in 1983, was rushed to a Delhi hospital where surgeons conducted an emergency coronary angioplasty. Neither the hospital nor Dev’s family commented on media reports that he had suffered a heart attack.

A hospital statement said only that Dev was in “stable” condition.

The news triggered a flurry of comments on social media from cricketers and fans, with current Indian captain Virat Kohli wishing the once-feared all-rounder a speedy recovery.