“He is feeling okay now. I just spoke to his wife (Romi). He was feeling uneasy yesterday. He is undergoing check-ups at a hospital as we speak,” Malhotra, also a former Test player, said.
Unverified reports stated that the 1983 World Cup winner had suffered a heart attack. However, a source close to Kapil said, “The heart attack was a rumour. He is absolutely fine.”
The legendary all-rounder was wished a speedy recovery by many on social media, including India’s current captain Virat Kohli.
“Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon paaji,” he said.
“Wishing you a speedy recovery @therealkapildev sir. Strength always,” added India batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
“To those who have called to inquire your prayers and wishes are conveyed to the family and received with gratitude. Good health and strength kaps,” read a tweet from Kapil’s former teammate Madan Lal.
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.
Kapil was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in 2010.