Former World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev has successfully undergone an emergency coronary angioplasty on Friday after suffering chest pain.
The 61-year-old, who was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2010, is understood to be in a stable condition at the present moment, according to a hospital statement.
“Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision...” the hospital said. “Mr Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days.”
Dev was admitted after midnight at the Delhi medical facility following complaints of uneasiness. His family members encouraged him to visit the hospital where the doctors agreed to operate upon him in the early hours on Friday.
Angioplasty is a surgery that is aimed at widening obstructed arteries supplying blood to the heart.
Nicknamed the "Haryana Hurricane", Dev is considered to be one of the finest all-rounders to ever play the game. His remarkable career saw him don the Indian jersey in 131 Test matches and 225 ODIs before retiring in 1994.
The hallmark of Dev's glorious playing days was when he lifted the 1983 World Cup title by beating the formidable defending champions West Indies in a pulsating final at Lord's.
Dev amassed a tally of 5,248 runs in the longest format and is the second-leading Test wicket-taker (434) among Indian bowlers.
Post-retirement, Dev briefly served as the head coach of the Indian men's team and was most recently involved with the BCCI as the chair of their Cricket Advisory Committee.