Kapil Dev, India's first World Cup-winning cricket captain has undergone a successful angioplasty at Fortis-Escorts Hospital in south Delhi, said a senior doctor on Friday. The doctor informed that, in diabetic patients, the blood vessels have more calcium deposits. So, that is an issue that could happen to patients undergoing angioplasty. But he is stable.
A senior doctor who did not want to be identified said that Kapil Dev came to the hospital on Thursday night with an acute problem. His angioplasty has been done, and he is stable now. The angioplasty was done under local anaesthesia. Normal patients are kept in hospitals for 48 to 72 hours, before being discharged.
The biggest achievement of Kapil Dev is he lead India to the World Cup triumph in 1983 when India was considered minnows in limited-overs cricket. Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 One-day Internationals between 1978 and 1994.
Kapil Dev undergoes successful angioplasty: Key points
- The 61-year-old cricketer was operated upon on Thursday night.
- Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery.
- The doctor also informed that Kapil Dev also has a long-standing sugar problem.
- At one time, the legendary pacer held the world Test record for most wickets (434) and retired from the game in 1994.
- He held the record for over six years until it was broken by West Indies great Courtney Walsh.