Former New Zealand great Chris Cairns is out of life support and recovering well
Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand great and one of the leading all-rounders during the 1990s. Who was admitted to a Sydney hospital in serious condition and was not responding to treatment earlier. Is now much better and is totally off life support.
Cairns is in a much stable condition and has also spoken to his family in New Zealand from Sydney.
“I’m pleased to advise that Chris is off life support and has been able to communicate with his family from hospital in Sydney. He and his family are thankful for all of the support and well wishes from everyone. And for the privacy, they have been afforded. They request that this continues as they focus on his recovery moving forward.” Cairns’ lawyer Aaron Lloyd said.
Cairns had suffered an aortic dissection – a tear in the body’s main artery. He was earlier not responding to life support. He has recovered from an extremely critical condition and is much stable now. However, it will be a long while before he gets fully cured. Former New Zealand great Chris Cairns is out of life support and recovering well .
Cairns, whose father Lance also played for New Zealand in 1980s, has been New Zealand’s best ever all-rounder. He was one of the leading all-rounders in the 1990s with 3320 test runs at 34 average and 218 wickets at 29 average in 62 tests. In 215 ODIs he scored 4950 runs at 29 average and 84 strike rate and has taken 201 wickets.
He was instrumental in winning the first major ICC ODI trophy for New Zealand, the Champions trophy final in Nairobi in 2000 by scoring an unbeaten century in the final beating a strong Indian team under Sourav Ganguly.