Cairns was put on life support this month due to a heart condition. Cairns has had to undergo two operations. The hospital said, “I am happy to inform that Chris has been taken off life support. He is able to speak with his family from Sydney’s hospital.”
Cairns’ lawyer has thanked the fans for the prayers sent. He and his family are grateful for the well wishes and cooperation from all. They request that privacy be respected in the same way so that they can focus on recovery.”
Cairns’ condition was reported to be critical
Cairns is counted among the best all-rounders in the world. Cairns has scored 3320 Test and 4950 One Day International runs for New Zealand. Apart from this, 218 Test and 201 ODI wickets are also recorded in his account. He was a right-handed batsman and medium pace bowler. He played his first Test match for New Zealand in 1989 and the first ODI match in 1991. Chris Cairns has also played two T20 matches for New Zealand. He played his last international match in February 2006.
51-year-old Cairns was also associated with the 2007 Indian Cricket League. Cairns has also been accused of match-fixing in the ICL, although he was acquitted of these charges after several legal battles. There was a time when Cairns had to make a living by driving a truck.
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