Former cricketer Chetan Sharma on Friday shared a picture of veteran cricketer Kapil Dev as the latter underwent an angioplasty after suffering a heart attack at Fortis hospital in South Delhi.
He captioned the picture, “Kapil Pa ji is OK now and is sitting with his daughter Amya, Jai Mata Di.”
The legendary all-rounder is seen flashing a double thumbs-up sign from his hospital bed and his daughter Amiya is also seen sitting on a chair beside his hospital bed smiling while he is posing for the camera.
Kapil, according to a bulletin from Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute Hospital in south Delhi on Friday, was in the Intensive Care Unit and would be discharged in a couple of days.
The 61-year-old, who is based in Delhi’s Sundar Nagar area, complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute emergency department in Okhla.
The 1983 World Cup-winning legendary all-rounder was wished a speedy recovery by many on social media, including Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar among others.
One of India’s greatest cricketers, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs.
The imposing former player, who also tried his hand at golf after retiring from cricket, is the only player to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5,000 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.