Perth Scorchers' favourite son, Michael 'Maxy' Klinger, has revealed some devastating personal news ahead of the Scorchers 2017/18 campaign that will see him possibly take a break from cricket, indefinitely.
After a routine scan on her back last week, Klinger's wife, Cindy, received the shocking news that the pain she had been suffering was in fact due to breast cancer that has spread to at least three spots in her spine.
Understandably, the news has rocked Klinger, whose brave, honest letter published on the Perth Scorchers website has hit the cricketing world for a big six.
Twitter, understandably, has been filled with messages of support.
As Klinger sagely finishes off his public letter;
"Leading into the festive season, give your loved ones a big hug and a kiss."
All the very best to Michael Klinger and his beautiful family - our thoughts and prayers with you all.
Written by: @dantheinternut