New Zealand news March 27, 2013

Ryder in coma after dual assault

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Jesse Ryder, the New Zealand batsman, is in an induced coma in hospital after being assaulted twice late on Wednesday evening in Christchurch. Ryder, 28, is in intensive care after suffering a fractured skull, which Christchurch Police believe happened in the second of the two attacks.

The first assault took place at about 12.30am outside the Aikman's Bar in a Christchurch suburb Merivale, where Ryder had been out with Wellington team-mates and friends following their loss to Canterbury to mark the end of the season. The second attack occurred minutes later at the entrance to the car park of a McDonald's across the road, where the other Wellington players had gone to order food.

"An altercation has taken place on the footpath outside Aikman's involving Jesse and a group of at least two other males. The altercation was brief," Detective Senior Sergeant Brian Archer told reporters in Christchurch. "Following that incident, Ryder and two other persons walked across the road towards McDonald's, where his Wellington team-mates had been purchasing some food. A second altercation has taken place at the entrance to the McDonald's car park, involving one of the males from the earlier group.

"In that incident it appears Jesse has been the victim of a serious assault and has suffered head injuries as a result. Ambulance and police were called about at 12.44am. Jesse was taken to hospital where he remains in intensive care.

"The hospital advise that Jesse is in a critical condition, he is in an induced coma as a result of suffering multiple injuries. He is still being assessed for a number of injuries and we are not prepared to discuss that any further."

Archer said that while police had "positive lines of inquiry", they had not yet identified Ryder's attackers. CCTV footage from Aikman's and McDonald's is being reviewed, he said. "We believe at least 10 or more people have witnessed some of the events, and we've been speaking to witnesses throughout the day. There are CCTV cameras in the area and we're going through the process of downloading and reviewing that footage.

"At the moment we have not identified the people involved in the incident, but we do have positive lines of inquiry, and we will be focusing on identifying and finding those people, and speaking to them.

"Although the Wellington players had been at a licensed premises during the evening, at this stage there is no evidence that alcohol was a contributing factor to the assault. We are asking any witnesses to contact police and calling for people involved to come forward and speak to us about it."

Ryder, who played 18 Tests for New Zealand before going into a self-imposed exile from international cricket for the last year, was due to leave for India on Friday to join the Delhi Daredevils ahead of the start of the IPL season on April 3. In January, he ruled out a return for New Zealand, despite his impressive domestic form.

Before embarking on his sabbatical from international cricket, Ryder had been dropped from New Zealand's ODI side after breaking team protocols concerning alcohol. In 2008, again in Christchurch, he injured his hand when putting it through a glass window after a drinking session.

Peter Clinton, the Cricket Wellington chief executive, said Ryder was not in breach of his contract by being at the bar, and also that no team rules had been breached over the course of the night.

"It was not a violation of his contract, no," Clinton said. "There are some alcohol protocols around the team, as there are with other sports. My understanding of the events as described by the police was that those protocols were met last evening, so from that point of view we don't have any direct concerns that Jesse was with his team-mates last night."

Heath Mills, chief executive of the New Zealand Players Association, said numerous cricketers around the country were in shock at the news of the assault, and Ryder's serious condition.

"Obviously the cricket community's very shocked at what's happened to Jesse. He's obviously in a serious condition," Mills said. "It's a sad day for us, a number of players around the country are in shock, our focus now is on Jesse and his well-being."

The Daredevils' team director, TA Sekar, called the incident "very unfortunate". He had spoken to Ryder two days ago. "He was looking forward to come, and he was supposed to board the flight for Delhi tomorrow," Sekar said. According to him, the franchise had bid for Ryder because he was a worthy batsman to replace Kevin Pietersen who, before he got injured, was contracted to play 11 matches in the season. Sekar said the franchise would seek a replacement soon.

David White, the New Zealand Cricket chief executive, expressed his sorrow at events via a statement: "We are all shocked by what has occurred and extremely concerned for Jesse. New Zealand Cricket's thoughts are with him and his family."

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor added: "Thinking of you mate [Jesse] Ryder." Ryder's manager, Aaron Klee, wrote on his Twitter page: "Thanks for the calls and msgs of support for Jesse. Just heading to [Christchurch] to see him."

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  • ObserverUS on March 28, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    Best wishes to JD Ryder for a fast and complete recovery. Remarkably, he was the first batsman I ever saw in person, and probably the first wicket. As an American visiting Wellington on Waitangi Day, 2007, I happened go into the Basin Reserve mid-afternoon as Auckland and Wellington were finishing their match. Did not realize at the time, but I've now confirmed from the match summary and my own photos, that Jesse was batting. He finished with 52 and also earlier bowled 3 for 38 in Auckland's innings. A very talented cricketer with one of the sweetest swings, and we can only hope he will overcome this latest adversity.

  • mthi4life on March 28, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    Now is not the time to speculate about the events leading up to the assault, but a time to wish Jesse Ryder a speedy recovery and hope that he returns stronger after this terrible incident.

  • Skittled on March 28, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    Wishing you a very speedy recovery champ, you are an absolute talent and a tough character, sure you'll be back stronger and better than ever. Hope these scumbags are caught quickly and punished to the full extent of the law.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:46 GMT

    He'll recover. He is just as brave as his pull shots. He never fears anyone. I request all the eulogies specialist not to write anything on his personal life at this moment. Remember his struggle to come to ranks. Comm'on Ryder.

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    Best wishes to you Mr Ryder. Its a terrible thing to happen and I hope the police find the ones guilty and put them behind bars soon. be brave, get well and be stronger than ever. Prayers for you!

  • misbah.cool on March 29, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    this really is horrible news that happened to a great batsman like jesse ryder . I give him my best wishes to him to recover himself . the indian citizens are giving you love and best wishes.so lets play cricket again jesse. now get up from the bed.your teammates are waiting for you.

  • on March 29, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    It's very unfortunate, pray for your fast recovery.

  • on March 29, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    I pray for him. i wish him to come out of this coma. I want to see him play in this year IPL.

  • on March 29, 2013, 3:36 GMT

    that was sad how he could b treated like that well wish him speedy recovery

  • on March 29, 2013, 2:39 GMT

    How can anyone (besides NZ Cricket management) NOT like Jesse Ryder? He's the frickin man.

  • ObserverUS on March 28, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    Best wishes to JD Ryder for a fast and complete recovery. Remarkably, he was the first batsman I ever saw in person, and probably the first wicket. As an American visiting Wellington on Waitangi Day, 2007, I happened go into the Basin Reserve mid-afternoon as Auckland and Wellington were finishing their match. Did not realize at the time, but I've now confirmed from the match summary and my own photos, that Jesse was batting. He finished with 52 and also earlier bowled 3 for 38 in Auckland's innings. A very talented cricketer with one of the sweetest swings, and we can only hope he will overcome this latest adversity.

  • mthi4life on March 28, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    Now is not the time to speculate about the events leading up to the assault, but a time to wish Jesse Ryder a speedy recovery and hope that he returns stronger after this terrible incident.

  • Skittled on March 28, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    Wishing you a very speedy recovery champ, you are an absolute talent and a tough character, sure you'll be back stronger and better than ever. Hope these scumbags are caught quickly and punished to the full extent of the law.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:46 GMT

    He'll recover. He is just as brave as his pull shots. He never fears anyone. I request all the eulogies specialist not to write anything on his personal life at this moment. Remember his struggle to come to ranks. Comm'on Ryder.

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    Best wishes to you Mr Ryder. Its a terrible thing to happen and I hope the police find the ones guilty and put them behind bars soon. be brave, get well and be stronger than ever. Prayers for you!

  • misbah.cool on March 29, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    this really is horrible news that happened to a great batsman like jesse ryder . I give him my best wishes to him to recover himself . the indian citizens are giving you love and best wishes.so lets play cricket again jesse. now get up from the bed.your teammates are waiting for you.

  • on March 29, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    It's very unfortunate, pray for your fast recovery.

  • on March 29, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    I pray for him. i wish him to come out of this coma. I want to see him play in this year IPL.

  • on March 29, 2013, 3:36 GMT

    that was sad how he could b treated like that well wish him speedy recovery

  • on March 29, 2013, 2:39 GMT

    How can anyone (besides NZ Cricket management) NOT like Jesse Ryder? He's the frickin man.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on March 29, 2013, 2:38 GMT

    What a horrible news. Love and best wishes from India. May God Shiva have his mercy on you. Hope you have a complete recovery. The perpetrators should be brought to justice.

  • Desihungama on March 29, 2013, 1:38 GMT

    C'mon Jesse. Get up mate. Let's go play some Cricket.

  • Kak-mal_Khan on March 29, 2013, 1:27 GMT

    Come on Jesse Ryder! you have the coolest Hollywood style name to go with your explosive style of batting - cricket will be at a loss without you

  • cricankul on March 29, 2013, 0:31 GMT

    Sorry for jesse .hope you recover quickly .and all the assaulters should e punished hard.

  • SDCLFC on March 28, 2013, 23:46 GMT

    Was wondering about why when so many people intervened to help the first time, that someone didn't get him inside to look after him and keep him safe or stay with him thus preventing the second attack. Obviously when you've been jumped your instinct of flight just wants to get you out of there. But it could well have been his thinking was that he was in trouble and needed to get to his teammates for help which stopped him from thinking get inside, get safe. Truly, truly horrible thing

  • Nas4 on March 28, 2013, 23:19 GMT

    So shocked by the news get well soon Ryder you are a real fighter. Show them that they can't stop you playing cricket

  • on March 28, 2013, 23:02 GMT

    best wishes for ryder...hope he recovers soon

  • Rising_Edge1234 on March 28, 2013, 23:00 GMT

    Sorry to hear this. Hope he recovers quickly. Very little good, if any, happens outside a bar at 12.30am.

  • abhinav218 on March 28, 2013, 22:20 GMT

    Don't worry Ryder! Jesus is there with you, U will be in NZ colors pretty soon! get well mate!

  • BOND_OO7 on March 28, 2013, 22:07 GMT

    Ryder on a ride to recovery ! From a BD fans

  • on March 28, 2013, 22:05 GMT

    A Great Entertainer In Cricket World ,our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Get well soon ,we want to see you back on the pitch !JR

  • on March 28, 2013, 21:59 GMT

    I hope you get well soon, Jesse.

  • Dhanno on March 28, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    It is indeed a sad news. Anyone remotely linked to cricket would express shock at the news and would offer prayers to the player/ his family and hope his speedy recovery. With matters of life and death other things become unimportant.

    On that note it is is sadder to read the comments of Daredevils director, Who says it is unfortunate incident and goes on to discuss why the choose Ryder (as replacement for Kevin P) and now they will continue to look for another person. Empathy.

  • on March 28, 2013, 21:28 GMT

    God give him the strength to come back stronger ...

  • on March 28, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    get well soon bro

    osama, pakistan

  • Surajdon9 on March 28, 2013, 20:54 GMT

    Morning Jesse Ryder. Be strong bro. The world's cricketing family is with you.Get Well soon...

  • dilsam75 on March 28, 2013, 20:46 GMT

    May you have strength to pull through it soon...!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    get well soon jesse,wishing you all the best.god bless xx

  • on March 28, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    Hope he gets better soon, and they find the culprits!

  • on March 28, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    Jesse, get well soon mate! You're a fearless fighter.

  • on March 28, 2013, 20:11 GMT

    Back Soon JC Ryder................

  • storeboy on March 28, 2013, 20:11 GMT

    No matter what opponents think of his brash style, there is no need for this violence. Get well soon mate!

  • sukantc on March 28, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery. Hope the guilty are brought to book. Hoping to see you play soon. Sukant Chakraborty from India

  • Pinarsh255 on March 28, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. My prayers are with you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    Very painful news. Wishing him a quick recovery

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:19 GMT

    get well soon jesse

  • ProdigyA on March 28, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    Go Jess, even the PM of NZ wants you back. Good luck.

  • on March 28, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    I hope from the bottom of my heart, he gets well soon and back to normal life.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on March 28, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    What a horrible news. Love and best wishes from India. May God Shiva have his mercy on you. Hope you have a complete recovery. The perpetrators should be brought to justice.

  • Zamana on March 28, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    Wishing Jesse Ryder the very best. This was a cowardly and reprehensible act. The perpetrators should be immediately brought to justice. Being members of the cricketing fraternity we feel closely connected to Jesse Ryder. As an ardent fan of the Pakistan Cricket team, I would like to extend my best wishes and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. We hope to see him enthrall us with his spectacular and naturally gifted batting. zamana

  • Shajadul on March 28, 2013, 18:29 GMT

    Get well soon....Best wishes from BD.... we all love you....

  • on March 28, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    Don't know you personally, but as afan of New Zealand cricket I wish for you a speedy & complwete recovery, Jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 18:07 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse..i always loved the way you play either for new zeland or for Pune warrior.You are a warrior come on now we all are doing PRARTHNA(pray in india) for you brother

  • on March 28, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    Get well soon Jess!!!!!!!!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    It is unfortunate, that some people jealousy toward their own Country Men can be that vicious. Jesse Get well soon!!! the only way to answer them stupid people who are jealous. i would like to see them get punished for this act they have eract. NZ cricket need you. More then that we alll around cricketing world want you back in Game. Get well Soon mate. Best Wishes to Jesse Family and Pray to GOD for his Speedy Recovery. Jesse We all Love you and Miss you.

    Your Fan From Pakistan........ Go Jesse Go

  • ARad on March 28, 2013, 16:55 GMT

    Very sad to hear about this. Wishing him a speedy recovery...

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    how sad it is !!! not much to say but get well soon jesse!!

  • scitra on March 28, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    HE WILL COME BACK STRONGLY. HE WILL START PLAYING CRICKET. AM SURE.

  • Temuzin on March 28, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    Wish him a speedy recovery. Culprits must be punished.

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    Get Well Soon Ryder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    Pray for a speedy recovery of Jesse Ryder... Get well soon you brave man..!!

  • bijumonssss on March 28, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    get well soon ryder . delhi miss u. getwell soon ,soon!!!!?

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Ryder !

  • gmoturu on March 28, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    Get well soon man. Cricket fans are praying for you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    get well soon jesse........

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Jess ' most popular here in Sri Lanka wonderful player, pray to god he recovers

  • ThatsJustCricket on March 28, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    Horrible news. Wish him a quick recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 16:02 GMT

    I've been glued to the news on Jesse Ryder, hoping for positive updates on his condition, it is truly a shame that he is going through this right now. A human being, let alone a cricketer or any celebrity should not have to go through this...it is a sad reminder of the world we live in.

    Being a tough bloke, I'm hoping that Jesse puts on a big fight here and makes it through, and hopefully has a speedy recovery and contiunes to pile up runs! COME ON BIG MAN!!!

  • buddhika81 on March 28, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    Get Well Soon Ryder !!! Mahela will miss you ....

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Wish him a speedy recovery....

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:35 GMT

    I just pray to god he recovers soon and I wish I see him playing for NZ, all the best Jessy :(

  • gudolerhum on March 28, 2013, 15:31 GMT

    I pray for his full recovery. He has his personal problems but he is an exciting and wonderful player who entertains us in a special way. I hope the Police find his attackers and they are punished to the full extent of the law for their cowardly attack on him.

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:18 GMT

    We wish him quick recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse....my prayers are with you

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    I am saddened by the cowardly attack . Wishing Jessie Ryder a Speedy Recovery ! From a Sri Lankan Fan

  • on March 28, 2013, 15:05 GMT

    Love and care from Bangladesh! Get well soon Jesse! We all cricket lovers in Bangladesh are concerned! May Allah bless you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    BE BRAVE....fans of jessie may god bless u get well soon

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    God will take care of him............it is unfortunate to hear news like this....

  • alipaki on March 28, 2013, 14:49 GMT

    Get well soon. Wishing you a speedy recovery

  • cricdick on March 28, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    This is very sad. Hope he pulls out safely. Our prayers for you Jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    get well soon Ryder, hear-ted wishes for u , may ALLAH bless u with health ,,,

  • Midonoff on March 28, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery jesse.

  • Cricthink on March 28, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    Wishing you a Speedy recovery Jessie, Pray for you. God bless

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    get well soon jesse!!wondering how cricketers are being treated in newzeland....nd in india we don't even get a chance to see them!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Get well soon......v all know ur very BRAVE.......

  • Munkeymomo on March 28, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    People like this sicken me. All the best Jesse, been a big fan of your swagger since I first saw you play!

  • StevieS on March 28, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    torsha this is New Zealand you are talking about, the punishment will be a slap on the wrist and told not to be naughty boys again, maybe an anger management course where they will be asked politely to focus their anger on something productive and other such fluff.

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:08 GMT

    This was shell shocked. Get well soon Jessie. U are one of my favorite of the game. You are a versatile cricketer in each part of the game. I never forget some of your spectacular catches. Pray for u...!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:06 GMT

    It is very nice all the people pray for jesse...........He will come back Strong....

  • on March 28, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    Get well soon from Pakistan

  • Shiva3 on March 28, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Horrible news. Wish u to get well soon.

  • shane-oh on March 28, 2013, 13:56 GMT

    A matter of weeks ago I was praying to have this man back playing for NZ, and now I find myself praying for his life and that he is the same man when he recovers from his injuries.

    I wonder if this will make our media in NZ sit up and take notice - they have been harassing Ryder for years, turning him into a target and analysing his every move. Even though our thoughts first and foremost are to home Jesse is OK, I feel that some people in the media need to take a long hard look at themselves and ask if they have in some small way contributed to this cowardly attack.

    Jesse, firstly please recover and be well, and if you do that, please take the chance to play every game like there might not be another one.

  • ROXSPORT on March 28, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    @ Posted by on (March 28, 2013, 12:17 GMT): "Induced coma" means they are trying to minimize the brain swelling, which inevitably occurs after a head injury. Coma is induced therapeutically so as to minimize the brain's requirement of oxygen, since the oxygen supply to the brain decreases with increasing swelling. Most probably, they will keep him in this state for a couple of days before they try awakening him. Till then, he will stay on artificial respiratory support. Anyway, all the best & speedy recovery. Hope to see you soon on the cricket field again (not in the least because I am a Daredevil's supporter).

  • tauranga on March 28, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    Best wishes to Jesse & his family.

    Cricket isn't the same without you playing at the very highest level.

    Hope you make a speedy recovery.

  • NikhilNair on March 28, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    Hope to see him back at what he does best very soon :) Get well soon, Ryder!

  • B.Moizuddin.Gouhar on March 28, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    hi everyone - sad very sad day for cricket lovers and jesse's fans. well let all of us hope, wish and pray for him to get well soon and start hitting some good shorts all around the parks... good luck him and his family ...sure he is not an easy guy to give up - he will be ok...

  • SamRoy on March 28, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    This is tragic news. Get well soon Ryder!

  • on March 28, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Get well soon...we will pray for u jessie....Om sai ram

  • on March 28, 2013, 13:30 GMT

    This is horrible news, one of New Zealand's finest and most belligerent of modern times. He is a fighter and I think he will beat this. Good to see the entire world's cricket fans coming together to wish him and his family well.

  • torsha on March 28, 2013, 13:10 GMT

    Punish those attackers severely. Get well soon Jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    C'mon Jesse ....this is so sad ... What a special cricket talent....you will be back

  • subhashdome on March 28, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    get well soon jessy

  • on March 28, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    Allah may help u Jessy. BD fans

  • Allen.Arendtsz on March 28, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse, your a great fighter....we all believe in you

  • daim9996 on March 28, 2013, 13:06 GMT

    get well sooon... Ryder!!!!!!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    Terrible news. Get well soon Jessie

  • on March 28, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    Jesse has had Alcohol related problems earlier but it really pains me that such a fine cricketer is in such Bad condition right now. Wish he will bounce back and hope to see him on the cricket field soon. Good Luck Jesse and may his family get courage to face this horrific incident.

  • on March 28, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    get well soon jesse ryder : )

  • Srinino1 on March 28, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    Lets have those effortless drives and pulls Jesse ... Get well soon.

  • AKS286 on March 28, 2013, 12:37 GMT

    Get well soon, this news is very sad moment for all cricket lovers. We want to see you in ground for a long time and a few minutes in hospital. police will give you justice. God bless Ryder.

  • Unmesh_cric on March 28, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    One of my favorite batsmen. Get well soon, Jesse! Hoping for a speedy recovery.

  • ssanam on March 28, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Jesse,wish you come out of the induced coma sooner than expected and prove once again your worth.Fight,Jesse,fight for all of us.

  • on March 28, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    He is in induced coma, which means all the other treatments to control his brain swelling has failed. What this means is he might have suffered irrepairable brain damage, but hope nothing of that sort has happened and he comes back to normal life (even if that means no cricket) in full health. As fans we have been lucky to watch an enormous talent like Jesse play. Get well soon Jesse!! All we can do as fans is pray !

  • on March 28, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse Ryder!

  • on March 28, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    Get well soon ryder. Come back to cricket .we miss you Ryder :(

  • on March 28, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    Pray God for speedy recovery. Hope he will over come with this tragic incident.

  • Sir.Ivor on March 28, 2013, 11:37 GMT

    Let us all pray to God for Jesse's early and complete recovery. I always believed that such things did not happen in New Zealand. Now I know better.

  • on March 28, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    i HOPE AND pray for your speedy recovery. Keep fighting Jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    poor Jessy...wishing you a speedy recovery...my heart goes out to his family, friends and team-mates...i hope those 4 cowards, who attacked him get punished and punished very soon...cricketers are men who fly the flag of our country around the world(i m not Kiwi, btw) and spread the message of unity ad peace...it is very upsetting that someone would attack him like that...pray for you, Jess...

  • on March 28, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    It is sad that this has happened to an elite cricketer. We had similar situation in Adelaide where David Hookes died because of similar assault. Hopefully Jesse Ryder recovers from this heinous assault.

  • filizant on March 28, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Hope you have a speedy recovery Jesse Ryder. Also hoping the cowards who attacked him are found and fully bought to justice.

  • on March 28, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    our blessing for quick recovery mr.Jessi

  • on March 28, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    very sad incident, praying for ur recovery.....

  • Sekhar8515 on March 28, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Shocking news, get well soon Rider..................

  • GlobalCricketFan99 on March 28, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    I hope they catch the thugs and put them away for good. Jesse Ryder and the rest of the NZ team are some of the most friendliest and decent people I have come acrss. Get well Jesse.

  • joelucky on March 28, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    This is shocking. Hope those cowards are booked and rot in prison for life. Praying for Jesse to come out of this. Cricket doesn't matter, his life and well being does.

  • shiro1019 on March 28, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    All Cricket loving community should pray for Jessy a speedy recovery. Law enforcement authorities should react quickly to catch those inhuman insane and punish them. May god bless you mate and we all srilankan cricketing community pray for your speedy recovery.

  • JayPmorgan on March 28, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    Box Office Cricketer , not many of those around. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 10:14 GMT

    All right minded people should simply wish Jesse a speedy recovery and that the cowardly individuals who did this to him are brought to justice as soon as possible. It is disappointing to read that there were people who witnessed this attack and did nothing to help this poor lad out. Get well soon.

  • AllroundCricketFan on March 28, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    Get well soon Ryder. Cricket fans all over wish you well.

  • MaxG9 on March 28, 2013, 10:06 GMT

    Very sad news. Hope he recovers soon & plays for New Zealand again as soon as possible. I hope the perpetrators are caught soon & the matter investigated to its fullest.

    A supremely player & exciting player to watch who unfortunately has still not reached his full potential due to various reasons, some self inflicted.

    My thoughts with him, his family & NZ cricket.

  • RaviMahendroo on March 28, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    Its a shocking incident,we wish Jesse Ryder gets well soon and the culprits should be arrested.

  • soumyas on March 28, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    really shocking news, good luck...get well soon Jessy.

  • on March 28, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    Shocking and sad news. Thoughts are with Jesse and family. Almost equally as shocking is the fact that it appears one of the first questions the Cricket Wellington chief exec had to answer was "Was he in violation of his contract?". A man is fighting for his life, for heaven's sake.

  • MWaqqar on March 28, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    What a tragedy in a civilised country like NZ. Pray for early and full recovery Jesse. See you very soon again playing. Hope you will get justice and the criminals get their due punishment.

  • on March 28, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. Prayers for you from all over Pakistan.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on March 28, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    I am cricket fan from Pakistan. and I am very sad to read this news. i hope he gets well very soon. all the wished and prayers for him.

  • on March 28, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    According to the news over here , none of the team were "drunk" and that it was just an act of cowardice and thuggery from a bunch of lowlifes. Christchurch is not a bad place but acts like this make me embarrassed to live here.He has had troubles in the past but in an incident such as this it is all sort of irrelevant when a persons life is potentially in danger. I hope that Jesse makes a full recovery and all cricket fans and people alike will be wishing the same.

  • BoyaniA on March 28, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    JR get well soon ... Incredible talent

  • JG2704 on March 28, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    echo all the comms so far. Hope Jess can pull through and fulfill his huge potential for the NZ side

  • itismenithin on March 28, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    one of the special talents to come out of newzealand, i was keen to see him back in intl cricket. Very dissapointed to hear this news. Hope he is back on track soon.

  • on March 28, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    He is a hard nut to crack and will come out soon.God bless you Jesse

  • on March 28, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    get well soon jessy, u r a awesome player . in the last tour of india in newzealand u r the only one who played well .

  • TeamRocker on March 28, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    Good luck to Jesse Ryder. An unbelievably talented player who shouldn't have to go through this. Hope the NZ law catches the culprits soon.

  • CamS71 on March 28, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    Shocking news. Get well soon JR.

  • Thefakebook on March 28, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    They make em tough these Kiwis he gain full consciousnesses soon won't be surprised to see him playing again.He not going down eaisly. Recover well Jess!

  • javed.agrawala on March 28, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery. All the best.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    Get well soon jessi, you are good player, u will come out of this

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Get better soon mate. We want to see you play again.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    Jesse Ryder Come back HARD!!!

  • TexanBlue on March 28, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    Wishing u an early and complete recovery Jess; Get well soon and return to the cricket field. Lots of best wishes and prayers from Pakistan.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    Myself and my other cicket loving friends, pray for Jesse's speedy recovery in time for the IPL.

  • Haleos on March 28, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. U r a great player. May the culprits get deserving punishments.

  • Big_Maxy_Walker on March 28, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    that's horrible news for cricket fans. Ryder on his day is one of the best young batsman around. He reminds me of cricketers of the 80s where toughness and talent was all that mattered, not having to be a gym nut and teetotaler. At least he got games for nz, in Australia we have mark cosgrove, a very talented guy. But the aussie selectors wont pick him because of fitness. Since when do you have to be great athlete to be a successful cricketer. Look at tubby taylor, boon, merv hughes, border etc.

  • kartiksmiles on March 28, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    Added you in my daily prayer. You will be fine soon.

  • kiwicricketnut on March 28, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    I feel so sorry for jesse, im a huge fan but i feel he may leave nz now, he can't go anywhere in public without becoming a target for morons. I hope you get well soon jesse not just for my selfish interest in wanting you to play for nz but because you're a good man who doesn't deserve all this crap. All the best jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    jesse is a fighter he will emege stonger get well soon

  • sachin_vvsfan on March 28, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    Get well soon Jess. IPL can wait and i do hope his franchise will do its part for speedy recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    he is a good player.... i am waiting for good news.. wish from sri lankan ..

  • DaDaL0G on March 28, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Get well Soon Jesse its really very sad news for all Spectators who watch Cricket may God give you Long Life

  • rubel0007 on March 28, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    GET WELL SOON JESSE..... The world cricket missing you buddy.

  • papade on March 28, 2013, 8:13 GMT

    Get well soon mate, I know you will the good lord is with you

  • Jimmyrob83 on March 28, 2013, 8:11 GMT

    I'm not shocked this happened. Sad all the same.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:11 GMT

    Get well soon bro I pray to god Jessie I wanna see u on action

  • Publickakaptan on March 28, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Common...Jessie...recover soon...We are waiting to see you playing again.

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    My favrate player in some occasion, we are prying for your quick recovery Mr. Jesse, our prayers is with you and get well soon.

  • rubel0007 on March 28, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    SO SAD DAY FOR CRICKET LOVERS, LETS ALL PRAY FOR HIM SO HE WILL GET WELL SOON, AND WE WANT TO SEE HIM TO PLAY CRICKET AGAIN. ( BD FAN)

  • on March 28, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    get well soon jesse.prayers with u

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    Shocking. Unbelievable; how can humans being so inhuman to other humans. Jesse, our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:58 GMT

    our prayers are with u.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    get well soon Jesse Ryder shocking news.........

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:51 GMT

    This is terrible! Very sad.I pray that the"BIG JESS" recovers....

  • robean on March 28, 2013, 7:39 GMT

    One of the games few real characters .. know he will fight this battle as he has fought so many others .. with tenacity and courage. Take care JR

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:37 GMT

    Get well soon Jessey.. We love u.. # Prayers

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Get Well Soon Jesse.......

  • SherjilIslam on March 28, 2013, 7:29 GMT

    He is strong man and will come back for sure.Hoping a speedy recovery for him.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Get well soon. You have long path ahead of you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:24 GMT

    I'm sure he will get well soon.He is a fighter by nature and a strong guy will never leave his cricket carrer in this way.

  • Marktc on March 28, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Prayers with Jesse and his family...hope he recovers fast.

  • StevieS on March 28, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    JayanDamodaran anywhere where alcohol is an exceptable drug can be a dangerous place if you are at the wrong place at the wrong time. Anyway all the best to Jesse, it is a shame as by all accounts he had turned a corner in his life and was heading down the right path.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    get well soon Jesse Ryder..

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on March 28, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse, shocking news.

  • Mary_786 on March 28, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Good luck Jesse, look forward to see you fit and healthy and firing again

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    get will soon.. Get will soon

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse...God will bless you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Get Well Soon Jessseeee !!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    get well soon jessie..we are waiting to see you in ground..our well wishes are with you

  • Black-Zero on March 28, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    Get well soon JESS.A fan from Pakistan

  • china_cricket on March 28, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    Only the talentless resort to violence. May they rot in a dirty prison cell. May Jessie rise again and show them who the real winner is.

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    get well soon... we all pray for you

  • on March 28, 2013, 7:10 GMT

    Get well Soon Jesse..... We Pray for you.....We hope u back in ground like yuvraj Done

  • Ben1989 on March 28, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    Get well soon mate, best wishes from your trans-Tasman mates

  • aadil140 on March 28, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    very sad incident.hope that jessy will recover soon

  • PricelessPak on March 28, 2013, 7:07 GMT

    Its very sad and unfortunate indeed, get well soon Jesse, our prayers are with u, i'm sure u r strong enough to make it back to cricket ground.

  • BOND_OO7 on March 28, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    Get well and come around soon .....the guilties should strictly be punished ..... BD fans

  • BOND_OO7 on March 28, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    Get well soon ..... We are praying to god from the deepest part of our heart for you. On behalf of Bangladeshi fans. God bless

  • Lenniesahayi on March 28, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    get well soon Jesse!!You are a strong person!

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:51 GMT

    Hey mate.. get well soon...

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:47 GMT

    Really very bad... Get well soon Jessi.. You are a fighter and we all know you will win this battle...

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:44 GMT

    Get well soon! Millions of thousands of fans are waiting for your quick recovery. Hope you will be smashing the cricket ball as you have been doing for last few years. Cricket world is waiting for your comeback. Bcz, Jesse, you are born fighter.

  • Noman_Yousuf_Dandore on March 28, 2013, 6:42 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Jesse, get well soon mate!

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    Get well soon ! I hope to see you at IPL 2014. Let's pray together for Jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    Get Well Soon Jesse....God Bless!

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    Get well soon, Jessie. May the good God be with you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    pray u will b fine, and back enjoying cricket n life.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    get well soon ... God will help you!

  • nuekboi on March 28, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    GWS Jesse! Another IPL player goes down

  • mrdmanohar on March 28, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    GET WELL SOON - RYDER. GET WELL SOON.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    dony worry ryder ......waiting for u ryder to cme play again wishes from all indians.................

  • Sabiaah_Naz_BD on March 28, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    Recover quickly Jesse...want you in action in 22 yards again....

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    SAD SAD INCIDENT. HOPE AND PRAY THAT JESSY WILL RECOVER FAST

  • prasanth.kongati on March 28, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    come on Jess get back to ground soon. We are waiting to see you in action live!!

  • umairhuda on March 28, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    All the Pakistani cricket lovers are praying for him and Insha'Allah he will get well soon. Hopefully in near future we will be able to see him playing again. Love you Jesse

  • Fa04 on March 28, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    get well soon buddy.. v need u jesse..

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    It is very sorrow for cricket world. God bless u Jessy soon . BD fans.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    Get well soon jesse... whole cricket world need you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    Get well very soon Jesse . We want to see you again in Cricket ground

  • ibbani on March 28, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. you are a brave character.

  • Surajrises on March 28, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    I really hope Jesse gets well soon.. Want to see his Short arm jab shots very soon and pull the ball out of the ground with his strong forearms... Get well soon Jesse.. M sure a lot of people are prating for you right now... Your Cricketing Career will just begin and make u a legend one day for sure...

  • lukecannon on March 28, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:08 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery Jesse. Get well soon!!

  • ani_drexel on March 28, 2013, 6:08 GMT

    Waiting for you Jesse..get well soon..wishes from India

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    GOD be with him!!!! He will recover and start smashing the cricket ball again!!!! You will get well buddy!!!

  • sonu1don on March 28, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    gett well soonnn..... so sad for delhi also.. KP will not play... now jessi is in comma. i wish he'll fine soon

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    We will pray for Jesse to come back and play cricket.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:03 GMT

    sadly he was not in the squad of New Zealand but he is the great player all prayers for him to comeback strongly and get well soon.

  • subnys on March 28, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    Really disturbing to hear such news.. my prayers are with him in his recovery..

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    get well soon ryder..god will help u!

  • cdhu on March 28, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    world cricket needs you jesse..i desperately hope you pull through this.

  • on March 28, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    How could that Happened ???....... Ooohhhh!!!.....

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:57 GMT

    C'mon Jesse. Get well soon. I pray Lord Jagannath for your speedy recovery. It's quite sad that IPL 2013 will miss you. But the entire cricket fraternity is waiting with bated breath to listen your bat do the talking. You are a fighter. I'm sure you will win this time also. Our tons of best wishes with you. I request all the cricket lovers across the world to lit a candle before God this evening as a mark of prayer for speedy recovery of an wonderful human being and a great entertainer.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    May Allah recover him soon.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    Shocking news this is... Hang in there mate, world cricket needs you.

  • kaiser1 on March 28, 2013, 5:49 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery I pray to Allah Almighty for his speedy recovery. Amen!

  • Pramod_Khanal on March 28, 2013, 5:48 GMT

    Praying for your good recovery Jesse....

  • KiwiResolution87 on March 28, 2013, 5:48 GMT

    Get well soon mate.. NZC is not the same without you

  • Porky_PigTheToon on March 28, 2013, 5:47 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse Ryder.

    Nowadays whenever I open cricinfo site, I'm like "What next ? (Controversy/ Horrible News)" :(

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:45 GMT

    All the best in your recovery, Ryder. A real asset to New Zealand cricket.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:45 GMT

    hope jesse get well soon

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:43 GMT

    Get Well Soon Jesse.... NZ NEED YOU...

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:42 GMT

    Get well soon buddy!!

    We are waiting for you

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    This is sad news a sad day for cricket lovers, our prayers are with Jesse and his family from us in South Africa " Kia piki te ora "

  • kkk999 on March 28, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    get well soon jess...prays with u bro!!!!

  • Captain_Crick on March 28, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    Prayers and best wishes for your speedy recovery Jesse.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    It is very shocking news for all cricket loving people in whole world. May almighty God give a new life for him in this this Holy week.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    Get well soon. We need u!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:35 GMT

    Absolutely shocked ....... Lets all pray for a quick recovery and hope we can once again see him blasting the deliveries out of the stadium ....... GET WELL SOON

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:34 GMT

    lets all pray for his speedy recovery......

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    ...........................shocking

  • JayanDamodaran on March 28, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    Shocking! Is NZ such a dangerous place!? Whatever, my prayers with Jessie Ryder. Hope he gets well soon and returns to international cricket soon!

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    get well soon...god bless you........

  • British_North_America on March 28, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    How come people attack their country's assets?

  • ak_dragon on March 28, 2013, 5:24 GMT

    Talented & explosive Ryder...Cricket World Needs you mate...!

  • cricket_frenzy on March 28, 2013, 5:24 GMT

    prayers for his recovery; recover soon

  • 777aditya on March 28, 2013, 5:24 GMT

    Jesse is a steely character as he has shown in his boxing match as well as his brief cricketing career. He has in him to fight off the coma and come back with renewed vigor to represent NZ shortly. I will definitely pray for your well being. Come on Jesse, keep fighting!

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    erverybody plz pray 4 him ... bcoz cricket need Players and he is one of Them

  • Sunman81 on March 28, 2013, 5:20 GMT

    Shocking... Get Well Soon Jesse...

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    GET WELL SOON JESS... NZ NEED YOU... MAY THE ALMIGHTY BE KIND ON HIM..

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    All good wished and prayers for his speedy recovery!!!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on March 28, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse....hope to see you in international matches.

  • venkatesh018 on March 28, 2013, 5:11 GMT

    Shocking news. NZ Cricket just can't afford to lose him. Hang on, Jessie.

  • aussieperthindian on March 28, 2013, 5:10 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with you and your family and friends.

  • mallura on March 28, 2013, 5:10 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse..Just read your interview about your childhood life, you are a fighter come back strongly and show the world once again..

  • YogifromNY on March 28, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    I am in utter shock at the senselessness that anger induces in people, which causes them to do these horrible things. Praying for you, Jesse, and your family. God bless you all.

  • Bring_back_Wright on March 28, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    Get well Jesse, hope you recover quickly.

  • TSJ07 on March 28, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    Very shocking news...lets all pray for his speedy recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:04 GMT

    Insha Allah you will come Back Strong.........All prayers are with you jesse and His family........Get Well soon Mate....

  • on March 28, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Get Well Soon.................

  • shiro1019 on March 28, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    My prayers with you Jesse and i firmly believe that your aggressive nature of batting style definitely help you to recover soon. We are waiting to see your aggressive return Jess. May God Bless you and Get well soon mate.

  • rienzied on March 28, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    I pray and hope this is the 72 hou induced coma the hospitals place brain injured patients on, I pray for his safety and speedy recovery

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    What's wrong with that attackers....get well soon ryder...NZ cricket need your service

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse... We'll pray for you.

  • salil247 on March 28, 2013, 4:51 GMT

    Wish you recover from this Jesse. @Apocalypse_EX- The world is neither sick nor wonderful.

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    Get well soon Ryder..Prayers from India..

  • realfan on March 28, 2013, 4:44 GMT

    thats just horrible...... what kind of sick is this world got on to..... jesse recover soon...... come back with a bang... you are one of best in NZ....

  • fernandotorres on March 28, 2013, 4:41 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse!! Hope you return back to your best after beating the injuries!

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:41 GMT

    Gel well soon Jesse, ur alrounder is badly needed for NZ

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:39 GMT

    I am sure he will recover soon and will thrash the bowler all around the cricket field

  • abichellam on March 28, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    I Hope so He wil Be well soon,,,,,,God Bless to Ryder,,,,,?

  • v_singh on March 28, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    Get well soon Ryder.. Hope the men involved in the attack are caught soon...

  • Shail999 on March 28, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Get well soon Ryder! We pray for you.

  • PRAMOD_2012 on March 28, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    I pray God for your health & I have deep trust that you will be fine soon & back playing cricket in all formats.

  • sulav.dahal on March 28, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    Get well soon Jessy! Its a huge blow to NZ cricket, and all cricket fans over the world! With love, from Nepal!

  • Rahul_78 on March 28, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    Prayers are with Jesse and his family and friends. Get well soon champ.

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    Very bad news indeed. All prayers are with Jesse and his family. Recover fast mate!

  • pawaramol22 on March 28, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jesse and his family

  • USMANRANDHAWA on March 28, 2013, 4:27 GMT

    Jesse we alll pakistani, love you and pray for you and your family. May Allah bless you.Hopefully you will recover soon.Good luck ...

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:26 GMT

    I hope he will be recover and comeback to cricket soon

  • spsr on March 28, 2013, 4:22 GMT

    We are with you Jesse from India...I hope you will recover soon and join IPL and show the world you can still rule the new ball...Get well soon !!!

  • ranarpf1 on March 28, 2013, 4:16 GMT

    Almighty may bless him. Very sad news.

  • sandy_bangalore on March 28, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    Get well soon brother! Ur an unpolished gem, and I look forward to you playing again. Best of wishes from INDIA

  • KishorKumar25 on March 28, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Come back Jesse, come back new, show everybody how good cricketer u r.

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    I am sure he will be back, always enjoyed his style of Cricket. Speedy recovery and see you soon on the circuit.

  • Abhi1230 on March 28, 2013, 4:08 GMT

    He should recover soon! my prayers with him

  • salman_khan_123 on March 28, 2013, 4:08 GMT

    he will be fine soon and hope he recovers quickly

  • Atuluv02 on March 28, 2013, 4:05 GMT

    I think he is One of the best all rounders that nz have.Take Care Jesse and recover soon

  • Apocalypse_EX on March 28, 2013, 4:01 GMT

    What a sick world we live in...hope Jesse recovers soon...

  • on March 28, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    I Hope so He wil Be well soon,,,,,,God Bless to Ryder,,,,,?

  • Gappistan on March 28, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. Whole cricketing world's prayers are with you.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:56 GMT

    Our prayers are with you Jesse!

  • H-Shakil on March 28, 2013, 3:48 GMT

    Get well soon jesse... love 2 cu play :D

  • RAVINDRAS.202030 on March 28, 2013, 3:47 GMT

    bad luck jessy hope he will recover to play for daredevils

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:46 GMT

    Hope he gets well soon. so sad indeed

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:46 GMT

    I am sure you will get through this and represent your country soon. Our prayers are with you

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:44 GMT

    Shocking !! Well just do not know why all this keeps on happening with Jessey....he is really unlucky chap....extremely good talent....all those responsible must be arrested and given strict treatment as per NZ laws.

    On cricketing terms , this is from an Indian, world cricket and NZ cricket need jessey like characters....Get well soon dude.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:43 GMT

    Oh My God!!! Very Bad news. Our thoughts and prayers are there with Jesse and his family!!! Hope Jesse recovers soon!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:41 GMT

    hope he makes a speedy recovery and the thugs who did this to him get arrested and get punished harshly ASAP. Absolutely no one should go through what Jesse went through.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:41 GMT

    hope he gets well soon and starts his cricket

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    Get well soon !!!!!Cricket needs u Mr Ryder

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:36 GMT

    These guys must be held accountable for their crimes. This act of violence could end Jessie Ryders career. Such a shame. My thoughts are with him.

  • Ajayvs on March 28, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. Wish to see you on a cricket field soon. Our prayers are with you!!

  • Neeta on March 28, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    The heart goes out to Jesse Ryder and his family. Life is more important than cricket. Hope he survives this vicious assault done on him. Hope those assaulters get caught and are punished as severely as deemed by law. On the other hand, Jesse Ryder is a great batsman and treat to watch when in full flow. Delhi Daredevils will miss him sorely now that he will not be available along with Pietersen injured and Ross Taylor not available. With Jayawardene recovering from a fractured finger as well, things don't look too rosy for the DD at the moment. My playing XI for the DD's will be: Sehwag, Warner, Unmukt Chand, Kedar Jadhav, Naman Ojha, Andre Russell, Irfan Pathan, Johan Botha, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav. Hope that Jayawardene becomes available as early as possible and I would once again like Ryder to survive and recover from the coma and come back on the cricket field as soon as possible.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    I wish him a speedy recovery and hope he keeps away doing such acts in the future.

  • D-Ascendant on March 28, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    Shocking news to wake up to. Our best wishes and prayers are with you, Jesse. Hope you can see this through.

  • nzcricket174 on March 28, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    You can pull through this Jesse! I hope your cricketing ability isn't affected as a result of this. Anyway, we are all hoping for your recovery.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:31 GMT

    This is terrible....Hope he recovers!!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:31 GMT

    This is terrible....Hope he recovers!!!

  • nzcricket174 on March 28, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    You can pull through this Jesse! I hope your cricketing ability isn't affected as a result of this. Anyway, we are all hoping for your recovery.

  • D-Ascendant on March 28, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    Shocking news to wake up to. Our best wishes and prayers are with you, Jesse. Hope you can see this through.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    I wish him a speedy recovery and hope he keeps away doing such acts in the future.

  • Neeta on March 28, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    The heart goes out to Jesse Ryder and his family. Life is more important than cricket. Hope he survives this vicious assault done on him. Hope those assaulters get caught and are punished as severely as deemed by law. On the other hand, Jesse Ryder is a great batsman and treat to watch when in full flow. Delhi Daredevils will miss him sorely now that he will not be available along with Pietersen injured and Ross Taylor not available. With Jayawardene recovering from a fractured finger as well, things don't look too rosy for the DD at the moment. My playing XI for the DD's will be: Sehwag, Warner, Unmukt Chand, Kedar Jadhav, Naman Ojha, Andre Russell, Irfan Pathan, Johan Botha, Ajit Agarkar, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav. Hope that Jayawardene becomes available as early as possible and I would once again like Ryder to survive and recover from the coma and come back on the cricket field as soon as possible.

  • Ajayvs on March 28, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    Get well soon Jesse. Wish to see you on a cricket field soon. Our prayers are with you!!

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:36 GMT

    These guys must be held accountable for their crimes. This act of violence could end Jessie Ryders career. Such a shame. My thoughts are with him.

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    Get well soon !!!!!Cricket needs u Mr Ryder

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:41 GMT

    hope he gets well soon and starts his cricket

  • on March 28, 2013, 3:41 GMT

    hope he makes a speedy recovery and the thugs who did this to him get arrested and get punished harshly ASAP. Absolutely no one should go through what Jesse went through.