Former New Zealand cricketer Sir Richard Hadlee has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
As per the statement by New Zealand Cricket, the 66-year-old legend has undergone a surgery to get his tumour removed.
The statement was issued on behalf of Hadlee's wife Lady Dianne.
Here is more about Sir Richard Hadlee's condition.
Sir Hadlee undergoes surgery to remove tumour
Sir Richard Hadlee to undergo chemotherapy
The statement also added that as safety measures, further treatment will be meted out in form of chemotherapy.
The chemotherapy is expected to commence shortly and is expected to last a few months.
Post this successful surgery, Sir Hadlee is expected to recover fully in the coming time.
This comes as a big relief for one and all.
One of the best all-rounders of his era
Sir Richard Hadlee is regarded as New Zealand's greatest ever cricketer.
Alongside Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Kapil Dev, the former Kiwi man was considered as the world's top four bowling all-rounders during 1980s.
His performances helped New Zealand become a serious cricketing nation.
In 1990, during the tour of England, he was knighted for his services.
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Sir Richard Hadlee- Stats
The all-rounder played 86 Tests for New Zealand. He took 431 wickets with a best of performance of 9/52 and also scored an emphatic 3,124 runs with a top score of 151*. He represented his country in 115 ODIs and picked 158 wickets.