The discovery of a serious heart condition left James Taylor with no option but to call time on his cricket career earlier today.
Aged just 26, the Nottinghamshire batsman made seven Test appearances for England and featured a further 27 times at one-day international level.
Clearly a popular figure among his peers, Twitter has been awash with cricketers wishing Taylor well in his recovery, some of which can be read below:
"Thoughts go out to @jamestaylor20 today. Horrendous news having to retire but thank god it wasn't worse. Stay strong mate & get well soon."
Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior
Very sad news about @jamestaylor20 .. A great lad who will be greatly missed on the pitch but hopefully will stay involved with the game ..— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 12, 2016
"Just read the news mate. Absolutely gutted for you. Hope to see you very soon fit and well @jamestaylor20 . Good luck for the operation."
Ex-England bowler Tim Bresnan
"Such bad news to hear about a top player @jamestaylor20 what a talent. Wish you all the best in your recovery! Top guy."
England all-rounder Moeen Ali
"Gutted for @jamestaylor20. Cruel news but he's one of the strongest guys I know with a brilliant family around him #cricketfamily."
England bowler Stuart Broad
"Devastated for my mate @jamestaylor20 having to retire. No one has ever worked harder to achieve his dreams. One of the good guys."
Former England spin-bowler Graeme Swann
"Devestated to hear the news @jamestaylor20 forced to retire. Immensely talented, dedicated to his profession and a great lad. Get well soon."
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler
"Gutted to hear about @jamestaylor20 news today. So harsh and completely not fair. Wishing you the best mate."
England bowler Steven Finn
So sorry to hear the awful news about @jamestaylor20. Wishing him a speedy recovery & the very best for the future.— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) April 12, 2016
"Sad to see such a wonderful player retired @jamestaylor20 due to health, wish u all the luck with ur treatment, #speedyrecovery."
Pakistan spin-bowler Imad Wasim
"The fact that it's Taylor makes it even more saddening. Never seen a man with a better work ethic on and off the field."
England batsman Alex Hales
"Really feel for @jamestaylor20, Absolutely devastated for you."
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke
Can't put into words what I felt when I seen the news on James Taylor...quality player,quality human being 😓 #cricketfamily— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 12, 2016