Ex-teammates & Cricketers Wish Kapil Dev a Speedy Recovery After Heart Attack

The news of Kapil Dev suffering a heart attack has shocked everyone. He had the attack in the morning. Best wishes have poured in for Dev on social media.

Ex-teammates & Cricketers Wish Kapil Dev a Speedy Recovery After Heart Attack

The news of former India captain Kapil Dev suffering a heart attack has shocked everyone. It is also reliably learned that he had the attack in the morning and was hospitalised. He is currently stable now after undergoing surgery. Dev, 61, is a name synonymous with Indian cricket. It was under Kapil that India took that huge step towards becoming a cricketing powerhouse by winning the 1983 World Cup, beating the odds against the mighty West Indies in the final. Meanwhile, best wishes have poured in for Dev on social media.

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MP Shashi Tharoor said, "Concerned to learn that the legendary #KapilDev has suffered a heart attack & is in hospital. His mighty heart won many a battle for India. Wishing him the very best in winning this one too."

Here are some tweets from the cricketers:

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During an illustrious career spanning 16 years, Dev played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs and is regarded as one of the finest allrounders the game has seen along with contemporary greats like and Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee.

He scored 5248 Test runs at 31/05 and claimed 434 wickets at 29.64. In ODIs, Dev, primarily a bowling allrounder, made 3783 runs at 23.79 and took 253 wickets at 27.45. His eight Test centuries attest to his batting credentials. His 175 not out against Zimbabwe in a Group B match in the 1983 World Cup is considered by many the best ODI innings of all-time.



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