Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has been put on life support in Canberra after falling unconscious. This information was given in a news on Tuesday. Cairns suffered a “serious medical emergency in Canberra last week with aortic dissection,” the New Zealand Herald reported. Ortic dissection is a serious condition. In which the inner layer of the main artery of the body is damaged.
According to the news, ‘He reportedly underwent several operations in the hospital, but his body is not responding to the treatment as expected.’
One of the best all-rounders of his time, Cairns played 62 Tests 215 One Day Internationals and two T20 Internationals for New Zealand between 1989 and 2006. His father Lance Cairns also represented New Zealand.
Cairns, 51, who faced match-fixing charges while playing in the now-disbanded Indian Cricket League in 2008, fought several legal battles to prove himself innocent. During this, he also won a defamation case against Lalit Modi of the Indian Premier League in 2012.
He faced re-fixing charges from fellow cricketers Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum, but was acquitted in 2015 of perjury and obstruction of justice after a lengthy trial in London.
Fighting corruption charges had an impact on his life as well, and at one point he had to work with Auckland Council driving trucks and cleaning a bus stand to pay legal fees.