Kapil Dev Undergoes Angioplasty Surgery In Delhi After Suffering Heart Attack
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Kapil Dev Undergoes Angioplasty Surgery In Delhi After Suffering Heart Attack

1983 World Cup, India
Kapil Dev. Image Credits: Getty Images

Kapil Dev, the former Indian World Cup 1983 winning captain, underwent angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi after suffering a heart attack. It is also learnt from sources that he had the heart attack in the morning and is currently stable now after the surgery.

It is also reliably learned that after the attack, he was hospitalized and his condition is stable now after undergoing surgery, but his family is yet to comment on the issue.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Kapil Dev Was One Of The Finest Allrounders Of Cricket Till Retirement

Kapil Dev, 61, is a name synonymous with Indian cricket and was considered as one of the best skipper and allrounder ever to represent India. It was under Kapil Dev that India went from minnows to a cricket powerhouse and a force to reckon with after winning the 1983 World Cup, beating the odds against the mighty West Indies who had won the previous two editions in 1975 and 1979 in the final.

During an illustrious career spanning 16 years from 1978 to 1994, Kapil Dev played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs and is regarded as one of the finest allrounders ever to have played cricket and is often compared to contemporary greats in the ranks of Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee.

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Kapil Dev. Twitter

Kapil Dev, primarily a bowling allrounder himself scored 5248 Test runs at 31.05 and claimed 434 wickets at 29.64. In ODIs, he amassed 3783 runs at an average of 23.79 and took 253 wickets at 27.45. He has eight Test centuries and 23 five-wicket haul which adds to his credentials.

His 175 not out against Zimbabwe in a group match in the 1983 World Cup is considered by many the best ODI innings of all-time. The century was his only ODI ton and came when India were struggling at 17/5 looking for an early exit from 1983 World Cup.

Kapil Dev Was Also The Coach And Joined Rebel ICL As Executive Member

In 1994 during a home Test against Sri Lanka, he became the highest wicket-taker in the world then at that time, going past Richard Hadlee’s tally of 431 wickets. His Test figures of 9/83 in an innings was best for an Indian bowler before Anil Kumble improved it by claiming all 10 wickets in an innings.

Kapil Dev Bowling
Kapil Dev Bowling. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

He went on to coach the Indian team in 1999-2000 after taking retirement in 1994. His regime at the top ended in tears when he was one of the cricketers named by teammate Manoj Prabhakar in the match-fixing scandal, but the charge was dismissed later.

In 2007, he joined the Indian Cricket League as an executive member, but the BCCI unrecognized ICL. BCCI itself initiated IPL a year later. His involvement in ICL, which was a parallel body led to his removal from the NCA. But he returned to BCCI fold after resigning from Indian Cricket League in 2012. He won the Indian cricketer of the century award in 2002.

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