Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev hospitalised after he complains of uneasiness


NEW DELHI: India’s first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev has been hospitalised here after complaining of uneasiness.

The 61-year-old felt unwell on Thursday following which he was taken to a hospital here, Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) president Ashok Malhotra told reporters.

“He is feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife (Romi). He was feeling uneasy yesterday. He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak,” said Malhotra, also a former Test player.

Unverified reports, however, stated that the 1983 World Cup winner had undergone an angioplasty after suffering a heart attack.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev sir. Strength always,” tweeted India batsman Shikhar Dhawan.

One of India’s greatest cricketers, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs.

He is the only player in cricket’s history to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5,000 runs in Tests.

Kapil was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2010.


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