Two days after he underwent angioplasty following a heart-attack, India cricket legend Kapil Dev was discharged from a Delhi hospital on Sunday. The 61-year-old complained of chest pain early late Thursday and was rushed to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute’s emergency department. Also Read – India vs Australia 2020: Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari to Join Rest of Squad in Dubai
After evaluation, angioplasty was done. Also Read – IPL 2020: Mohammed Siraj Reveals The Advice MS Dhoni Gave Him to Deal With Critics
“Mr. Kapil Dev got discharged today afternoon. He’s doing fine and can resume his regular daily activity soon. He’ll be under regular follow-up consultation with Dr. Atul Mathur,” the hospital said in a statement. Also Read – Joe Root Calls Virat Kohli as The Most Complete Player Across Formats
Angioplasty is a procedure to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart.
Chetan Sharma, the former India teammate of Kapil, posted a picture of the legendary allrounder at the time of discharge from hospital on his Twitter account.
“Dr Atul Mathur did Kapil paji angioplasty. He is fine and discharged. Pic of @therealkapildev on time of discharge from hospital,” the tweet read.
Following the news, wave of wishes began pouring from all around with current and former cricketers praying for his speedy recovery.
Kapil was the captain when India won their maiden ODI World Cup in 1983. They stunned two-time defending champion West Indies at the Lord’s which revolutionised the game in India.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers to have graced the game, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs.
He continues to be the only player in cricket history to have taken over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5000 runs in Tests.
He also served as India’s national coach between 1999 and 2000.
Kapil was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2010.