New Delhi: India’s legendary 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has been admitted at Fortis Hospital ,in South Delhi’s Okhla for heart issues, according to news agency.
Veteran cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to wish Dev a speedy recovery. “Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do,” he wrote.
Former India coach and Dev’s 1983 World Cup-winning teammate Madan Lal also took to Twitter to inform his fans about the former India captain’s current health condition.
Kapil Dev was one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket during his playing career and is considered one of the best to have played the game. He held the world record for the most Test wickets until it was broken by West Indian Courtney Walsh.
Kapil Dev has been pretty active with his views on cricket in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The former Indian skipper was also dealing with diabetes-related health issues. However, the news of Kapil Dev’s heart attack has left the entire social media shocked as fans took to different platforms to wish the ‘Haryana Hurricane’ a speedy recovery.
The Indian great inspired India to an unforgettable World Cup victory in 1983 where they defeated the mighty West Indies in the final at the Lord’s. Dev was instrumental in India’s World Cup triumph as he scalped 12 wickets while scoring 303 runs at an average of 60.6. Furthermore, he also grabbed seven catches in eight encounters as India lifted the coveted trophy.
Kapil Dev made headlines after he emerged as a hot trend on social media a few months ago, during the lockdown, as he shared his new look.
Kapil Dev was also in the news and had emerged as a top trend on social media a few months ago for flaunting his new look. Coming back to the story, we wish him a speedy recovery.
He represented India in 131 Tests, picking up 434 wickets and scoring 5248 runs. He also played 225 ODIs, picking 253 wickets and scoring 3783 runs for India.