Former All-Rounder From New Zealand Chris Cairns On Deathbed
A serious cardiac problem has put the life of the former New Zealand all-rounder, Chris Cairns, in danger. His treatment doesn’t help to improve his body’s critical condition. Cairns is on life support in Australia now.
Chris Cairns, a former New Zealand cricket star, is currently in critical condition in Australia. The Newshub news portal reported on Tuesday that the former sportsman suffered from a tear in his body’s main artery. It happened last week in Canberra and since then Cairns has had many surgeries.
Unfortunately, Chris Cairns didn’t get well after the numerous surgical operations on his heart. He “has not responded to treatment as hoped,” according to his doctors. The next step in saving Cairns’ life is to transfer him to a specialist hospital in Sydney. The doctors believe that a 51-year-old New Zealand former player will get more chances to survive with help of the best cardiologists in Australia.
The former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairn played 215 One-Day Internationals and 62 Tests for his 17-year international career. He scored nearly 5000 runs in ODI and more than 3000 Tests. Moreover, he managed to cross the 200-wicket mark in both formats.
Cairns received the New Zealand Order of Merit after he retired from Tests in 2004. He also became one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 2000. However, the match-fixing allegations ruined the final of Carns’ flawless career. Luckily, he got an acquittal in a legal case against him in Britain in the end.