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“I am not running any marathons,” Allan Border opens up on his Parkinson’s disease

The Australian Cricket Legend Allan Border has explained about his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Allan Border opens up on his Parkinson’s disease

The Cricket Legend Allan Border has opened up on his Parkinson’s disease and explained how his life has changed after his diagnosis.

Border claimed that his health is good despite dealing with Parkinson’s disease. The former Aussie captain has been avoiding public events since his diagnosis with the disorder back in 2016.

However, he spoke to the media about the ongoing first Test of West Indies’ Australia tour at Gabba. During the break on Day two of the Test match, Border shared the details of his Parkinson’s disease.

“Actually my health is good apart from having Parkinson’s my general health is pretty good. I get checked out fairly regularly and just do what I am told by the doctors. So the rest of the body is good.”

“It is just the Parkinson’s and dealing with that like a lot of people have to, but generally speaking I am in pretty good shape,” the former Aussie batter said.

“I still play golf. I still go for walks and can do all the things I normally do. I am not running any marathons anymore, but apart from that things are pretty good,” he added.

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that stops the Brain from developing dopamine, which affects muscles and the Nervous system. Border revealed that he has to take some supplements to deal with the same.

“I got really sore in the hip and so I just thought it was age catching up with me and I started to get a bit of a dead leg. Things like that started to happen more regularly in about 2015.”

“I was first diagnosed in 2016. I went through all the testing procedures for things they thought it might be, but at the end of the day I had to go and see a neurosurgeon,” Border said.

“And as soon as I walked in the door he [the doctor] just said, look Allan I can just tell you have Parkinson’s disease I am sorry to tell you. Just like that, you could have knocked me over with a feather basically. I knew something wasn’t quite right, but I didn’t think it was that bad,” he added.

Border has played 156 Tests where he amassed 11,174 runs and scored 6524 runs in 273 ODIs.

West Indies scored 311 runs in the first innings and Australia scored 289 runs in the first innings at The Gabba.

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