Former England batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour, and the cricket world banded together in sending out messaged of support to the former international opener.
The 35-year old Hampshire batsman had not been feeling well recently and after undergoing some tests, it was revealed that he has a cancerous tumour.
This is not the first time that Carberry has faced health issues. When he had made his Test debut for England against Bangladesh in 2010, Carberry suffered blood clots in the lung which resulted in shortness of breath. After that, the left-handed batsman was sidelined for nine long months.
He recovered from that and returned to England squad and was a part of the disastrous Ashes tour of 2013-2014.
Carberry has played six Test matches, six ODIs and one T20 international for England.
Hampshire released a statement in which the news was revealed. The statement also said that Carberry will be undergoing further tests.
"Michael has been part of the Hampshire cricket family for 10 years and on behalf of everyone at and associated with the club, I would like to send him and his family our very best wishes at this very difficult time. Carbs has taken on and beaten serious illness before and we will be doing all we can to make sure he does the same again this time," Hampshire's chairman Rod Bransgrove was quoted as saying by The Guardian.
The entire cricketing fraternity has tweeted messages in support of Carberry. Michael Vaughan, Shane Warne, Mahela Jayawardene, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen, Saqlain Mushtaq and many other stars from the world of cricket tweeted on Thursday.
Here are some of those tweets: