David Warner has taken to social media to share a touching tribute to his wife, Candice. The emotional post comes just days after it was revealed she suffered a miscarriage in the wake of Australia's ball-tampering scandal.
Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old shared a picture of himself with his darling wife and two little daughters -- Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two -- alongside a lengthy caption. The happy-family snap shows the group huddled closely together as they pull faces toward the camera.
"When you're living the dream you must enjoy every moment of it regardless of the highs and lows. We as a family have been through one of the toughest times ever the last few months but nothing will ever stop us from being just us," he began.
"I have three of the best girls in the world that I cherish and love every single waking day. I am truly blessed with this!!"
The sportsman, who was found to have masterminded the ball-tampering scandal that shook the cricketing world, went on to pay tribute to his wife's "courage" through the unimaginably difficult time.
"My wife my rock has endured pain, disappointment, regrets in her past and so many highs and lows but the courage Candice has shown in recent months is a testament to the qualities she has as a mother, person, friend and wife. Im grateful everyday I get to call her my wife and my soul mate, I wouldn't want it any other way."
He added the hash-tags:"#warnersforever #proudfamily"
Speaking with The Weekly, Candice said the stress and taunting she received after the ball-tampering saga led to her miscarriage.
"A week after the press conference," she said, adding: "I woke up feeling pretty ordinary. I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying and we held one another and cried."
"The miscarriage was a tragic consequence, a heartbreaking end to a horror tour. Like so many families who've experienced a miscarriage, it's just really sad. The entire ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tampering, it had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided that no sport, nothing will ever impact our lives like that again."
"At the time, I felt like I'd let us down – that my body had let us down – but I've come a long way since then. I'm a very spiritual person and I truly believe it wasn't their time to be with us."
She added: "Despite our terrible loss, I do know without any doubt that my calling in life is to be a mum."
Our thoughts are with the young family during this difficult time.