New Zealand’s cricketing legend Chris Cairns has reportedly collapsed and is on life support in Australia suffering a major medical emergency.
It is understood that the 51-year-old has suffered an aortic dissection in his heart a week ago. At this time we also have learnt that he has not been responding to the treatment as expected after undergoing several operations since his collapse.
He is scheduled to be transferred to a specialist hospital in Sydney very soon.
Distressing news from Australia.
Former @blackcaps all rounder Chris Cairns has suffered a major medical emergency – an aortic dissection – in Canberra.
He is gravely ill.
I understand he is on full life support, and is set to be transferred to a specialist hospital in Sydney.
— Andrew Gourdie (@AndrewGourdie) August 10, 2021
Cairns is the son of the Black Cap legend Lance Cairns was a right-hand batsman and medium-pacer bowler. He was known as one of the best all-rounders of his time.
Cairns hit 3320 runs and took 218 wickets in 62 Tests for New Zealand. In 215 ODIs, the all-rounder scored 4950 runs and took 201 wickets.
(This is a developing story with more to follow…)