Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack in wee hours of the day and was rushed to the hospital immediately. The cricketer was admitted to the emergency department of the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in the national capital after he complained of chest pain wherein he was given the necessary treatment. Now, several Bollywood celebrities are taking to social media to pray for his speedy recovery.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Riteish Deshmukh shared a get well soon post to cricketer Kapil Dev. In the post, the actor shared two pictures of Kapil where he can be seen all smiles at the camera. In the first picture, Kapil Dev can be seen holding the trophy that he and his team won during the 1983 World Cup. In the second picture, Kapil Dev can be seen in his cricket attire, holding the bat in hand.
Along with these pictures, Riteish also penned a sweet note for him. He wrote, “Wishing @therealkapildev ji a speedy recovery”. He added, “Get well Soon Sir”.
Actor Angad Bedi wrote, "Praying for you Speedy recovery @therealkapildevKapil uncle. Waheguru sukh rakhe".
Shah Rukh Khan, who owns the Indian Premiere League (IPL) team, wrote on Twitter, "Get well sooner than soon Paaji! @therealkapildev wishing you a speedy recovery as fast as your bowling & batting. Love to you sir."
"Get well soon sir ! Kapil Dev!" tweeted Richa Chadha.
Also wishing Dev good health were actors Riteish Deshmukh and Dipannita Sharma.
"Wishing @therealkapildev ji a speedy recovery. Get well Soon Sir," Deshmukh said.
Sharma tweeted, "All our prayers with you for your speediest recovery #Kapildev sir.
Later in the day, Dev expressed his expressed gratitude for the concern and support extended to his family in a short statement posted on his Instagram Story.
"Thank you everyone for all the love and concern.I am overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery," the statement read.
One of India's greatest cricketers, Kapil played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs.
He is the only player in cricket's history to claim over 400 wickets (434) and accumulate more than 5000 runs in Tests.
In 1983, Dev had led India to its first-ever World Cup trophy.The team had defeated West Indies in the final to win the coveted tournament.