Kapil Dev took to social media to share the joyful news of his recovery with his fans & well-wishers after he underwent an angioplasty in the early hours of Friday.
Kapil Dev recently took to social media to thank his fans & well-wishers for their good wishes, saying he is “on the road of recovery” after undergoing coronary angioplasty on 23rd October. Dev was admitted to a hospital in Delhi after he complained of the chest pain in the early hours of October 23. Dr. Atul Mathur, director of cardiology department at the Fortis Escorts Hospital in Okhla, New Delhi, performed an emergency coronary angioplasty on Dev. The former cricketer has now confirmed that he is recovering.
Sharing the good news of recovery with his fans Dev wrote, “Thank you everyone for all the love and concern. I am overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery. 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,” the hospital had said in a statement.
“Currently, he is admitted in an 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,” the statement added.
Wishes had poured from all corners of the world throughout the day as the news of Kapil Dev’s illness spread out. Current India Captain Kohli also took to twitter to post his wishes for Kapil Dev. He wrote, “Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon paaji. @therealkapildev”. The BCCI also posted on their social media handles to wish a speedy recovery to the outstanding cricketer of the decade.
“Wishing the @therealkapildev a swift recovery. The nation is well aware of his grit and spirit and we are very sure he will be out of the hospital soon,” BCCI posted on Twitter.
“Please join me in sending prayers, strength and good wishes to Kapil and Romi Dev for his speedy recovery. Kapil was taken to the hospital in time as he complained of uneasiness. As per the doctors the procedure has been successful and he will be home soon,” wrote Madan Lal who is Dev’s teammate from the India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team.