.New Zealand
Chris Cairns played international cricket for New Zealand. (Photo credit: Twitter/@TheBarmyArmy)

  • Chris Cairns informed fans about his condition in a Twitter video
  • He said his both legs were paralysed after suffering a spinal stroke during heart surgery
  • The player suffered a Type A aortic dissection

.Sydney NSW, Australia
Chris Cairns represented New Zealand in 62 Tests, 215 ODIs and two T20Is between 1989 to 2006. (Photo credit: Twitter/@TheBarmyArmy)

  • Cairns suffered a sudden collapse and was rushed to the hospital
  • It was found that Cairns had developed a tear in the lining of a major artery
  • Cairns underwent emergency surgery in Sydney