Allan Border reveals being diagnosed of Parkinson’s disease

Former Australian captain Allan Border was diagnosed with the disease in 2016.

Former Australian captain Allan Border has revealed that he is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and it would be a miracle if lived to be 80. Former Australian captain Allan Border is diagnosed with a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. He also revealed that he has been diagnosed with the disease since 2016 but hid it from the public. Border said, “I am 68. If I make 80, that will be a miracle. I have got a doctor friend and I said “If I make 80 that will be a miracle”.  

Talking about his disease, Former Australian Captain Allan Border said, “I am a pretty private person, and I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me sort of thing. Whether people care you don’t know. But I know there’ll come a day when people will notice… I get the feeling I am a hell of a lot better than most. At the moment, I am not scared, not about the immediate future”. Allan Border was once a leading run-scorer in Test cricket and was the first to score more than 11,000 runs in Test cricket. Border ended his test career at 11,174 runs in 265 innings with 27 centuries. 

Currently playing in the Ashes, Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc also reacted to the news of Allan Border being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Starc said, “It’s sad to hear of one of the greats of Australian cricket, a big character in the World Cricket, and our wishes go out to AB and the family as well”. Allan Border was the first captain of the Australian cricket team to win the World Cup. Border won the most coveted cricket trophy in 1987. 

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