Australian wicket legend Rodney Marsh, who is in a coma after suffering a stroke last week, has been transferred to a public hospital here from Bundaberg in “critical but stable condition.” The 74-year-old suffered a heart attack on his way to a funeral in Bundaberg, Queensland on February 24.
A report in the Sydney Morning Herald quotes a Bundaberg hospital spokesman as saying “Marsh was placed internationally on Monday in a critical but stable position.” Marsh has moved to Adelaide to be closer to his family, according to the report. Batter wicketkeeper, who performed 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 and 1984, taking 355 rebounds after stumps, moved to Adelaide two years ago when he became a coach of the National Cricket University.
Australian wicket-wicket legend Rodney Marsh is in critical condition at a Queensland hospital after suffering a heart attack. pic.twitter.com/7aVVbr9q48
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The son of Marsh Paul, a former general manager of the Australian Cricketers, made a statement on Sunday, saying his father “is now in the fight for his life. At the moment, this is a waiting game and we are not able to do it. have any confidence for a while, ”he said.
“We know there is a lot of interest in fatherhood and our family is overwhelmed by messages of love and support from all over the world. We have listened and read them all and are truly grateful.”
Marsh was taken to hospital by the organizers of the Bulls Masters charity event. “We would also like to thank the Bulls Masters team, and in particular Jimmy Maher, Darren Lehmann, Ian Healy and Allan Border, for their amazing love and care for our family,” the statement read.
Marsh also previously served as chairman of the Australian electorate before stepping down in 2016.