Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev on Sunday was discharged from the hospital, two days after undergoing angioplasty following a heart attack. Kapil Dev, who underwent emergency angioplasty after suffering chest pain on Thursday, was discharged from the Delhi hospital within three days.Indiaâ€™s first World Cup winning-captain complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Instituteâ€™s emergency department. He was reported stable after the emergency angioplasty on Thursday and was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
â€œMr. Kapil Dev got discharged today afternoon. Heâ€™s doing fine and can resume his regular daily activity soon. Heâ€™ll be under regular follow-up consultation with Dr. Atul Mathur,â€ the hospital said in a statement. Former India cricketer Chetan Sharma also shared photos of Kapil at the hospital with his daughter and Dr Atul Mathur, who performed the angioplasty, which is a procedure to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow to the heart.
After receiving wishes from fans, former-current teammates and celebrities from across the country, Kapil Dev posted a story on Instagram, saying: â€œThank you, everyone, for all the love and concern. I am overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery.â€The 61-year old legendary all-rounder played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs for India. He remains the only player in cricketâ€™s history to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5000 runs in Tests.