English cricketer Andrew Strauss received a news of absolute horror and had to rush back home.

The left-handed genius had left the Ashes tour to aid his wife who diagnosed with the deadly disease, cancer. Strauss was scheduled to travel with the team to Perth for the third Test and had to miss the game at the WACA due to the unfortunate situation.

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The ECB confirmed the news of Strauss’ wife, Ruth, diagnosed with cancer.

Andrew Strauss, Director of England cricket, will not return to The Ashes this winter,’ said an ECB spokesperson for Sky Sports.

After the confirmation of the disease, Ruth is currently going through a number of medical Tests before Christmas. Former England international Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to send across a message in support of Andrew Strauss.

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Pietersen mentioned that if there is any kind of dispute between Pietersen and Strauss he would like to end it here. He also wished luck to the batsman and his wife while stating that he cannot stop thinking about them.

“Here ends ANY tension I may have with Andrew Strauss. What he’s going through with his family puts life into perspective. Thinking of the Strauss family!” the tweet read.

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Andrew Strauss took over as the director of England Cricket Board since May 2015, three years after parting ways with the game. Strauss had made 100 Test appearances for England and played 127 ODIs for the same. His last Test came against South Africa in 2012 with 7037 runs in his Test career.

Andrew Strauss’ last match in the coloured jersey came in 2011 when the Englishmen took on the Sri Lankans in Colombo.

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