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Ian Chappell reveals about his battle with skin cancer


Former Australian captain Ian Chappell revealed that he is battling with skin cancer in the past few months and he is getting more positive results on that now.

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Ian Chappell captained Australia between 1971 and 1975 and was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2003. Chappell had donned the Baggy Green in 75 Test matches scoring 5345 runs at an average of 42.40.

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Recently the former Australian captain revealed that he is batting with skin cancer for a while and  he has completed five weeks of intense radiation therapy after he had skin cancers removed from his shoulder, neck and underarm.

Chappell is responding well to the treatment now and he said that he is getting positive reports from the treatment. He also spoke on why he didn’t reveal it for this long time.

“I didn’t tell too many people early on. Mainly because I just wasn’t sure what the radiotherapy would involve and how weary I’d be,” he said to News Corp. “But as it turned out, it wasn’t so bad. A bit of tiredness at night and a bit of skin irritation, but other than that I’m feeling pretty good,” he added.

However the former skipper will be available for the commentary in channel nine where he is commentating since 1980, for the upcoming Ashes that starts on August 1st.

“With the Ashes coming up now, I’ll speak to Nine and just say, ‘look, I’m ready to go if you need me’,” he concluded.

 

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