The family of Tom Maynard has said "the results of the inquest do not define our son" after it revealed the county cricketer to be a regular cocaine user and up to four times over the drink driving limit at the time of his death.
A statement issued by the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) on behalf of the Maynard family said: "The fact that so very many people thought the world of him is what defines him as a person."
”The only people who would judge Tom on the findings of the inquest are people who didn’t know him," it added. "He made choices that night that tragically cost him his life but his devastated family and friends will love and miss him unconditionally, always."
The PCA said it was "saddened by the information which has come to light from the inquest" and said it was supporting "his family, friends and teammates at this difficult time."
The body also reiterated a "commitment to assisting players via its Personal Development and Welfare programme."
Cricketing colleagues of former Surrey batsman Tom Maynard have told his inquest they were unaware of his cocaine and ecstasy use.
England cricketer Jade Dernbach, a county teammate of Maynard, said he was "surprised" by the toxicology test results, "had never seen him" taking cocaine and was "unaware" he did.
Former Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown, now with Sussex, also told the inquest he was unaware of Maynard's drugs misuse during his time with the team.
Mr Dernbach added that Surrey carried out irregular drug tests without warning, ranging from one or two a year up to eight to 10 tests a year.
Another report suggested Tom Maynard was just under three times the drive-drive limit.
But all reports concluded alcohol would have heavily affected him.
Tests also suggested the Surrey cricketer could have been a daily user of cocaine and an occasional user of ecstasy.
The forensic pathologist at the inquest of Tom Maynard has said there was a smell of alcohol on the county cricketer's body.
The Surrey batsman was found to have almost four times the drink driving limit of alcohol in his body, plus cocaine.
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.
The inquest into the death of Surrey county cricketer Tom Maynard, who died on a Tube line in Wimbledon last year, has heard a statement from his father, Matthew Maynard.
He said his son was a "highly talented, dedicated and respected sportsman (who) always had time for people".
The inquest at Westminster Coroners' Court is expecting to hear evidence from England player Jade Dernbach and former Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown.
A former team-mate of cricketer Tom Maynard has said he hopes today's inquest will bring "a final bit of closure".
"It almost makes cricket secondary to everything else which is going on."
"It's a cloud that has been hanging over," he added.
The death of Tom Maynard last June was a huge blow for the cricketing world in which he was considered a rising star.
The Welsh batsman, who honed his skills with Glamorgan and Surrey, earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of last year.
The inquest into the death of a county cricketer tipped as a future England player will take place today.
Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, 23, died after being hit by a London Underground train in south-west London last June.
It is thought he might have been trying to escape police shortly before his death.
Officers tried to pull over a black Mercedes which was being driven "erratically" an hour before Maynard's body was found on the tracks.