Tom Maynard's father, the former England international Matthew Maynard, has said it is important his son is "remembered as a person as well as a cricketer" in a statement read at his inquest.
"He enjoyed socialising and to drink alcohol at the right times and to enjoy himself with the lads," Matthew Maynard added.
It was after a night of socialising that Tom Maynard abandoned his car after being spotted by police and was found on the train line at Wimbledon, south-west London.
More top news
Witnesses say cash was left strewn in the road as thieves tried to blow a Post Office cash machine off the wall
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was caught trying to dump a body in the River Thames in Deptford
Ofsted chief says pupils' 'physical and educational welfare is at serious risk' at seven schools in the borough