Wellington, Mar 30: New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder is out of his induced coma and is also off the ventilator, local media reported on Saturday.
Ryder was attacked outside a pub in Christchurch on Thursday leaving him critically injured. Ryder had suffered serious head and lung injuries.
"Naturally we are absolutely thrilled with the progress,'" his manager Aaron Klee was quoted as saying in the media.
"Jesse is awake and talking to us, but he is obviously still working through the immediate effects from being in the coma and the drugs the medical team have been using.
"This is only the start of the recovery process for Jesse and there is still a big battle ahead to full health, but the progress is positive," Klee added.
Klee said that Ryder did not remember much about the attack.
"He remembers getting a duck ... not much after that," Klee said.
Two people have been arrested for the attack on Ryder. A 37-year-old man and his relative, aged 20, have been held by the police and charged with assault.
Delhi Daredevils had signed Ryder for IPL 6 but the Kiwi is likely to miss the entire season.