Former Australia cricketer Gavin Robertson diagnosed with brain cancer

The 53-year-old who represented Australia in four Tests and 13 ODIs, reportedly felt unwell and went for check up a couple of weeks ago and medical investigations revealed that he was suffering from cancer.

Gavin Robertson represented Australia in four Tests and 13 ODIs.   -  V.V. Krishnan

Former Australia spinner, Gavin Robertson, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The 53-year-old who represented Australia in four Tests and 13 ODIs, reportedly felt unwell and went for check up a couple of weeks ago and medical investigations revealed that he was suffering from cancer.

According to broadcaster, Mat Thompson: “I want to wish our mate Gavin Robertson a happy birthday. I know he’s had happier birthdays than the one he’s experiencing right now.”

“But he has a wonderfully supporting family, great friends and many wellwishers among the supporting public. Sadly, the news for Gav is not great,” Thompson was quoted as saying by Macquarie Sports Radio.

“I told you a couple weeks back that he’d been feeling unwell with a variety of symptoms, which prompted him to go and seek advice from the great professor Doctor Charlie Teo and within hours he’d been diagnosed with a brain tumour and was in surgery. I received an update from Gavin’s family last evening and it’s bad news. Robbo is facing a very long fight,” Thompson said.