Chris Cairns performed 62 Exams and 215 ODIs for New Zealand.© AFP
New Zealand cricket legend Chris Cairns has been left paralysed after struggling a stroke throughout a coronary heart operation and faces “an extended highway to restoration”, his household stated Friday. Cairns, 51, one of many world’s high all-rounders within the early 2000s, suffered a life-threatening coronary heart situation this month when a tear developed within the lining of a serious artery. The Canberra-based former worldwide underwent emergency surgical procedure in Sydney however his household stated he suffered a stroke through the process. “This has resulted in paralysis in his legs,” the household stated in an announcement.
“Consequently, he will likely be enterprise a big rehabilitation course of at a specialist spinal hospital in Australia.”
It stated Cairns and his household had returned to Canberra to give attention to spending time collectively and “making no matter progress they’ll in his restoration”.
“Chris and his household stay appreciative of the immense public help as they take care of this troublesome time,” the assertion stated.
“Additionally they admire the way in which during which their privateness has been revered.”
Cairns performed 62 Exams between 1989 and 2004, averaging 29.four with the ball and 33.53 with the bat, together with 87 sixes — a world report on the time.
Nonetheless, his on-field achievements had been overshadowed by match-fixing allegations, strongly denied by Cairns, that resulted in two courtroom instances.
Cairns was cleared on each events however complained his fame had been “scorched” regardless.
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