Cricket legend reveals upsetting seven-year-long secret


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 recognized with the illness in 2016 however had been hiding it from the general public eye for seven years.

“I’m a reasonably personal individual and I didn’t need individuals to really feel sorry for me kind of factor,” the 68-year-old advised 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 advised Border at dinner final week that his good buddies had already seen.

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

“In the mean time I’m not scared, not in regards to the rapid future anyway.

“I’m 68. If I make 80, that’ll be a miracle. I’ve received a physician good friend and I stated if I make 80, that’ll be a miracle, and he stated, ‘That can be a miracle.’

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

Tenacious, cussed left-hander

One in all 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 durations 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 sequence win in England two years later.

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

Response to the information

Messages of assist for Allan Border have been posted on social media.

The information was met with unhappiness by Australia’s Check workforce in England after play on Friday.

“It’s unhappy to listen to one of many nice’s of Australian cricket and definitely an enormous character in world of cricket,” quick bowler Mitchell Starc stated.

“All needs exit to his household as nicely.”




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