In a positive advancement that will fill the hearts of cricket fans, New Zealand incredible Chris Cairns has been taken off life support after successfully going through heart surgery.
The 51-year-old is recuperating in hospital after he experienced a “major medical event” including an aortic v – a tear in the body’s main artery.
Cairns had surgery in Canberra however the reality of his condition expected him to be moved to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney for another operation.
“I’m pleased to advise that Chris is off life support and has been able to communicate with his family from hospital in Sydney,” Cairns’ lawyer Aaron Lloyd said in a statement on Friday.
“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, the son of Black Cap legend Lance Cairns, was a right-hand batsman and fast medium bowler.
He was known as one of the best all-rounders of his generation.
Cairns played 62 test matches, 215 one day internationals and two T20s for New Zealand between1989 and 2006. He proceeded to become a commentator with Sky Sport in New Zealand. Cairns has been living and working in Canberra with his wife Mel and their children for several years.
He has been the CEO of SmartSportz, an organization spend significant time in virtual sport.
Cairns needed to reconstruct his life subsequent to leaving Southwark Crown Court in London in 2015 in the wake of being seen not as blameworthy of prevarication and debasing the course of justice charges comparable to match-fixing allegations, which negatively affected the cricketer’s life.
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum — who affirmed against his previous partner in the 2015 perjury trial — was among the many to send messages of help to Cairns and his family.
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