“You can’t express in words what fun it is to be back on the golf course or a cricket ground. It is beautiful to be back at the golf course, having fun and playing with friends. That’s what life is all about,” Kapil Dev said in the video message.
Weeks after undergoing angioplasty to get a heart attack, Kapil Dev is back on the golf course, enjoying the sport with his friends. The World Cup-winning former India captain shared a video of himself on Twitter where he could be seen playing expressing delight on his return into the program.
Good to be back on the Golf Course …. pic.twitter.com/M3V6D7KEoF
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) November 12, 2020
The 61-year-old suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago but had been discharged from the hospital in a couple of days. However, the rumor mill had it Kapil Dev was seriously ill post his return in the hospital.
The former all-rounder was an amateur golfer since his retirement from international cricket, and often shares pictures of himself playing golf. As a senior amateur golfer, he also won the 60-64 person age-category at AVT Champions Tour in Pune this past year.
Kapil Dev – one of India’s premium all-rounders
Kapil Dev played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs for India. In the longest format of the game, the all-rounder gathered 5248 runs and picked up 434 wickets while in ODIs, he has 253 wickets, and 3783 runs to his title. Under his captaincy, India won the 1983 World Cup after getting the better of this mighty West Indies in the final at Lord’s.
One of many other feats, Kapil Dev formerly held the record for the most wickets in Tests, until the record has been broken up by Anil Kumble. He’s also one of the very few players to have scored 5000 runs and shot over 400 wickets.