Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty after suffering chest pain

Kapil Dev undergoes angioplasty after suffering chest pain

Former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev suffered chest pain on Thursday before undergoing angioplasty at a hospital in New Delhi. Kapil, 61, is stable after the successful procedure.

Wishes for speedy recovery poured in from the sporting fraternity with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Saina Nehwal posting messages to the cricket great on social media. Kapil Dev's former India teammate Madan Lal said the former captain was taken to the hospital in time after he complained of uneasiness.

"Former Indian Cricket captain Mr. Kapil Dev came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain," a statement from the hospital said.

"He was evaluated and an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of the night.

"Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under the close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Mr. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days."