Cricket legend Allan Border reveals he has been battling Parkinson’s illness for seven years

Australian cricket legend Allan Border has Parkinson’s and says it is going to be a miracle if he lives to 80.

The primary participant in historical past to attain 11,000 Check runs, Border has revealed he was identified with the illness in 2016 however had been hiding it from the general public eye for seven years.

“I’m a fairly personal individual and I didn’t need individuals to really feel sorry for me kind of factor,” the 68-year-old instructed Newscorp.

“Whether or not individuals care you don’t know. However I do know there’ll come a day when individuals will discover.”

Border’s trusted Fox Sports activities colleague Steve Crawley instructed Border at dinner final week that his good pals had already seen.

“I get the sensation I’m a hell of loads higher off than most,” Border mentioned.

‘If I make 80, that’ll be a miracle’

“In the intervening time I’m not scared, not concerning the instant future anyway.

“I’m 68. If I make 80, that’ll be a miracle. I’ve obtained a health care provider buddy and I mentioned if I make 80, that’ll be a miracle, and he mentioned, ‘That will be a miracle.’

“No means am I going to get one other 100, that’s for certain. I’ll simply slip slowly into the west.”

Considered one of 55 inaugural ICC Cricket Corridor of Fame inductees in 2009, Border carved out one of many all-time nice cricket careers.

After debuting in 1978, the tenacious, cussed left-hander racked up 27 a whole bunch and 63 half-centuries within the Dishevelled Inexperienced.

He reluctantly took over from Kim Hughes as Check captain in the summertime of 1984-85 and is credited for reviving Australia’s fortunes throughout one of many nation’s leanest intervals within the sport’s historical past.

Border skippered Australia to an unbelievable 1987 World Cup one-day title triumph in India and Pakistan earlier than main Australia – famously as Captain Grumpy – to an much more unlikely Ashes collection win in England two years later.

The nationwide sporting treasure retired after a 16-year, 156-Check profession in 1994 with an outstanding 50.56 batting common earlier than serving as a revered long-term nationwide selector.

-AAP


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