Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has extended his wishes to Chris Cairns, who is dealing with a major health crisis. Cairns had suffered an aortic dissection in the heart following which his heath deteriorated to an extent that he had to be put on life support. Post a surgery in Australia, Cairns recovered and was taken off the ventilator. However, earlier today, news came that Cairns has suffered paralysis in his legs after suffering a stroke in his spine during heart surgery. Tendulkar said the cricket fraternity is concerned about Cairns, while wishing him a quick recovery.
“Concerned to know about Chris Cairns. Hoping & praying. Get well soon mate, the entire cricketing fraternity wishes for your wellbeing,” Tendulkar wrote in a social media post.
Wishes have been pouring in for Cairns. Earlier, former teammate Brendon McCullum put aside his differences with Cairns and said he and his family are praying for the speedy recovery of the former New Zealand all-rounder.
“It’s a difficult subject to obviously talk about. We haven’t seen each other for quite a long time. Our relationship is unimportant in the whole thing, the fact is that Chris is a father and also a son to Lance and Sue. They’ve already had such tragedy in their life with the loss of Chris’ sister a long time ago as well.
It’s a really difficult time for those people and I know the cricket community and all those who support the Cairns family will be suffering right now. Today my family and myself are thinking of those people who are suffering,” McCullum had said on a radio show.
Cairns and McCullum’s relationship was tarnished after the latter accused him of fixing in 2015, of which Cairns was cleared later. Cairns career has been surrounded by controversies. He was alleged of fixing in 2008 IPL. He fought many legal battles and even won a case against IPL founder Lalit Modi. Cairns had gone through a lot over the years and even had to drive trucks to pay his bills.