Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev was hospitalised on Friday after he suffered a heart attack. Dev, who guided India to its first-ever Cricket World Cup win back in 1983, was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi. He is currently undergoing angioplasty surgery.
Known as Haryana Hurricane, Kapil Dev is one the finest all-rounders that the game has produced. He inspired several aspiring cricketers to take up the sport after India’s sensational win over West Indies in the 1983 World Cup.
As the news broke, his colleagues and well wishes took on social media to wish him a speedy recovery.
Kapil Dev gave cricket the famous ‘Nataraj shot’. The movie, 83, that is a tribute to his celebrated story is soon to release starring the likes of Ranveer Singh and also Deepika Padukone.