Highlights

  • Cairn who has played 62 Tests and 215 ODIs has suffered fatal heart disease
  • Cairn released from the hospital after 141 days
  • Cairn allegedly involved in a match-fixing scandal in 2008-12

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Cairns once feared if he would walk again or not is strongly heading on the path of recovery.

A heartbreaking yet powerful journey of former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns who finally bid adieu to the University of Canberra, Australia will leave one motivated.

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The 51-year-old former Kiwi skipper has seen life at its hardest. The former all-rounder who suffered aortic dissection followed by a series of life-threatening surgeries has said goodbye to Canberra hospital where he was being treated for the past 141 days. He was on a life-support system in Sydney hospital in August, after 4 heart surgeries he suffered a spinal cord stroke that left him paralyzed below the waist.

Sharing about the end of his arduous journey, the grateful Blackcap said 'A bittersweet farewell, after 141 days as an inpatient University of Canberra Hospital, I am finally heading home for good'.

Cairn who has played 62 Tests and 215 ODIs further informed that his next phase of rehabilitation will start on Monday as an outpatient at Brindabella.

He who once feared if he would walk again or not is strongly heading on the path of recovery.

Cairn has allegedly been named by the ICC as the linchpin in the New Zealand match-fixing scandal in 2008-2012, however, he denied the claims.

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