"We've got his (Kilnger) back, we've got his family's back. It's a really simple message to Michael that his family is absolutely No 1 priority, there's zero expectation from our point of view," said Langer. Meanwhile, Khulna team manager and former Bangladesh cricketer Nafees Iqbal extended full support on behalf of the BPL franchise to the Australia batsman. Klinger made his BPL T20 debut in the just concluded fifth edition of the tournament.
Thoughts are with Michael and his family at this tough time. https://t.co/PjeiBe0wZ8— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 19, 2017
“We are really saddened after hearing the news. Klinger played for the Titans this season in BPL and it is great to have a gentleman like him in the dressing room. At his critical time I would like to ask the Titans fans to pray for him, his wife and family. The Titans management and players have got his back,” said Nafees. Klinger played seven matches for Khulna in BPL 2017 and scored 154 runs. His knock of 47 not out against Sylhet Sixers on his BPL debut was his personal best this season.
Thoughts and best wishes with @maxyklinger and his family. It's 11 years to the day that my wife went under the knife to remove a Brain Tumour the size of an orange. Fortunately our wives are generally tougher than us, so stay strong and keep fighting. https://t.co/xWFK3TYJy4— Ashley Giles (@Gilo) December 20, 2017