Former India captain Kapil Dev, who was admitted to a hospital in Delhi for heart-related issues has undergone a successful angioplasty and thanked all the fans for their good wishes. "Thank you everyone for all the love and concern. I am overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery," Kapil tweeted.
Kapil, who played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs for India was admitted to a private hospital complaining of chest pain. According to the statement from the hospital, he is expected to be discharged in a couple of days and is currently kept under observation.
The statement read: "Former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev, age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on October 23 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 the night. Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision of Dr. Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days," it added.
Many fans and members of the cricket fraternity including Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and Irfan Pathan came forward to wish the World Cup winning captain on social media.