Exclusive! ’83 actor Pankaj Tripathi reacts to Kapil Dev’s health: We will pray to God that he recovers soon, he is our country's heritage

Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev has suffered a heart attack last night. He underwent angioplasty at a hospital in Delhi. Soon after the news came out, his fans started praying for his speedy recovery. Even several cricketers and Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media and wished him a speedy recovery.

ETimes got in touch with actor Pankaj Tripathi, who will be seen playing the role of PR Man Singh in Kabir Khan’s ’83. He was the manager of the 1983 World Cup winning Indian team.

Speaking about Kapil Dev’s condition, Pankaj Tripathi said, “Hum pray karenge bhagwaan se ki jald se jald vo swast aur sehetmand hojaye. Vo humare dharohar hai humare desh ke, aur utne hi adhbhut vakyti hai. Bas humari prayers hai, jaldi thik hojaye. (We will pray to God that Kapil Dev recovers soon and becomes healthy. He is our country’s heritage and a wonderful person. We are praying for his speedy recovery.)

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Earlier today, the hospital released an official statement that read, “Cricketer Kapil Dev came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary angioplasty was performed in the middle of night. Currently, he is admitted in ICU and under close supervision of Dr Atul Mathur and his team. Kapil Dev is stable now and he is expected to get discharged in a couple of days.”

Meanwhile, Kabir Khan’s ’83 also features Ranveer Singh, who will be seen essaying the role of Kapil Dev. It will see Deepika Padukone playing the role of Kapil’s wife’s role, Romi Bhatia.