Chetan Sharma shares picture of Kapil Dev, says ‘Pa ji is OK now’


Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, October 24

Former Indian Cricketer Chetan Sharma on Friday shared a picture of India’s first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev after the latter underwent an angioplasty after suffering a heart attack here on Friday.

He captioned the picture, “Kapil Pa ji is OK now and is sitting with his daughter Amya, Jai Mata Di.”

The 61-year-old, who is based in Delhi’s Sundar Nagar area, complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute emergency department in Okhla.

Kapil Dev is said to be “well on the road to recovery” and likely to be discharged in the next couple of days.

The 1983 World Cup-winning legendary all-rounder was wished a speedy recovery by many on social media, including India’s current captain Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar among others.

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

The imposing former player, who also tried his hand at golf after retiring from cricket, is the only player to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5,000 runs in Tests.

He also served as India’s national coach between 1999 and 2000.

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



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