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Friday, 22 January 2021 9.15 AM IST

Cricket legend Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, admitted to hospital, stable

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NEW DELHI: Cricket legend Kapil Dev has suffered a heart minor attack but is fine after undergoing angioplasty in a hospital in Delhi. The World Cup-winning is at Fortis Heart Institute under Dr Atul Mathur. Several sporting personalities, including badminton star Saina Nehwal, former India opener Gautam Gambhir and well-renowned commentator Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery. "Wishing the big-hearted, mighty Kapil Dev a speedy recovery. So much more to do." Bhogle tweeted. "Wishing u speedy recovery sir @therealkapildev...," Saina wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra urged his followers to pray for the quick recovery of legendary Indian cricketer who inspired an entire generation of young kids to take up the sport.

"Let's send a billion wishes and prayers to @therealkapildev. Get well soon, Paji," tweeted Aakash Chopra.

Kapil Dev led India to its first-ever major world title in cricket when they beat mighty West Indies to lift the 50-over World Cup in 1983.

Kapil Dev is widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders to have played the game. He finished his Test career with 434 wickets -- a then world record. He also scored 5248 in the longest format at an average of 31.05.

He played 225 One-day Internationals and picked up 253 wickets and scored 3783. His knock of 175 not out against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup is still hailed by many as one of the best ODI innings ever.

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