Chris Cairns

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Christopher Lance Cairns ONZM (born 13 June 1970) is a retired New Zealand cricketer and captain. He played for the New Zealand cricket team from 1989 until 2006. In 2000, he was named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.[1] Cairns was born in Picton, New Zealand. His father is cricketer Lance Cairns.

In August 2021, he was reported to be on life support after suffering a major heart attack which caused an aortic dissection in his home in Canberra, Australia.[2][3] He recovered however, Cairns became paralysed from the waist after having a stroke during surgery.[4]

In February 2022, Cairns was diagnosed with bowel cancer.[5]

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  1. "Chris Cairns: One of the greatest all-rounders the game has seen". Cricket Country. 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2021-08-11.
  2. "New Zealand cricket great on life support". Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  3. "Cricket: Blackcaps great Chris Cairns on life support following medical event in Canberra". Newshub. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  4. "NZ cricket great paralysed after life-saving surgery". Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  5. "Chris Cairns receives shock cancer diagnosis". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2022-02-05.