Former Indian captain Kapil Dev, who won the country’s first World Cup in cricket, had to be admitted to Fortis Hospital on the complaint of chest pain. According to the news of Indian Express, he has undergone coronary angioplasty surgery there. Presently he is admitted in ICU and is under the supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur. Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has tweeted, praying for a speedy recovery to the former captain.
Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 23, 2020
The situation is stable, will be discharged in a few days
Kapil Dev’s friend and Indian Cricket Association (ICA) President Ashok Malhotra says that Kapil is in a better position now. According to the news of the Indian Express, his condition is now stable and he will be discharged in a few days.
The first World Cup was given to the country in 1983
Kapil Dev had given the country the first World Cup at a time when no one could even think of India being the world champion. India won the 1983 Cricket World Cup by defeating the two-time world champions West Indies at that time. Kapil Dev also played a tremendous innings of 175 runs against Zimbabwe in a match of that World Cup. Kapil Dev’s innings of 175 was included in Wisden’s all-time top ten batting performance in 2002, although no video is available.
15 years cricket career
He has scored 5248 runs in 131 Tests and 3783 runs in 225 ODIs. Apart from this, he has also taken 343 wickets in Tests and 253 wickets in ODIs. Kapil Dev played his first match against Pakistan in 1978 in Quetta and last match in 1994 against West Indies in Faridabad. In this way his career lasted for about 15 years.
biopic on kapil
A biopic is being made on the life of Kapil Dev. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil in this biopic being titled ’83’. The movie will primarily focus on his role in winning the 1983 World Cup, hence the name ’83’.