Distraught bowler Sean Abbott - who delivered the ball that felled Phillip Hughes - was seen leaving St Vincent's Hospital in tears after the death of the batsman. BT Sport commentator Simon Hughes has come under criticism for a “tasteless” comment regarding the international return of Sean Abbott. I felt super tired. It's a freak, freak incident.'. Today, the Coroner released his full statement. “I do not remember feeling better or worse than normal on the day of the match, nor do I remember bowling particularly fast or slow. “People kept coming up to me but I cannot remember what they said. Phillip Hughes’ brother Jason Hughes has claimed Cooper spoke of the alleged sledge at a gathering of players at an SCG wake the night Phillip died. At the hospital on Thursday, he was met warmly by his own teammates, friends of Hughes and cricketing greats such as Steve Waugh. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. At one stage, Doug Bollinger said words to the effect of: ‘One of my sledges was ‘I am going to kill you’. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. ', New South Wales' Sean Abbott (right) bowled the bouncer that hit Phil Hughes on Tuesday, Friends, teammates and Australian cricket figures have rallied around Abbott. And that the players around Hughes on the field that day had been subject to emotional trauma. “Jason Hughes responded by saying words to the effect of ‘Tom Cooper told me the same thing’.”. Day was not cross examined on his statement. Counsel for the Hughes family, Greg Melick, SC, has suggested the NSW team targeted Phillip Hughes with a flurry of fast, short-pitched balls and bowled him 20 of the 23 bouncers delivered on the day. ... but my initial reaction is that that's unlikely. Picture: Nikki Short/AAPSource:Supplied, During the inquest it was alleged that Hughes’ batting partner Tom Cooper told Jason Hughes that fast bowler Doug Bollinger said to him, “I’m going to kill you.”, Sean Abbott said: “I cannot recall any sledging on the day.”. A SURPRISE witness has created a storm in the inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes, claiming NSW fast bowler Doug Bollinger admitted to making an “I’ll kill you” sledge that has been a focal point this week. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. 'It says a lot about Sean doesn't it?' - - - "His death is a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day for his family. Messages of support have flooded in for Australian bowler Sean Abbott who delivered the ball which struck batsman Phillip Hughes on the head. Abbott, who is the only key player on the field not required to appear at the inquest, said in a statement he thought “Phillip was a bit early through the shot”. "It's going to be tough. It's professional sport and I really feel for Sean Abbott at the moment,' he said. Lee's sentiments were echoed on social media by other sportsmen. Watch Dunya News - Sean Abbott returns to action following Phillip Hughes's death - Dunya News on Dailymotion Sean Anthony Abbott (born 29 February 1992) is an Australian professional cricketer originally from Windsor in New South Wales who has represented his country internationally. Indeed a sad moment for cricket.A visibly upset Abbott was pictured leaving Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Thursday. Abbott said he did “not recall seeing or hearing any backchat or chatting with the batsmen and I personally don’t recall talking to Phillip or Tom.”, A distraught David Warner (right) with his partner Candice Falzon leaves St Vincent’s Hospital following Phillip Hughes’ death, two days after the freak incident on field. BACK IN ACTION: NSW bowler Sean Abbott is making his first outing since Phillip Hughes' death. On This Day: Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by a bouncer Phillip Hughes died on November 27, 2014 after he was hit by a bouncer from Sean Abbott and that sent the cricketing world in shock. Picture: Channel NineSource:Supplied, The helicopter carrying Phillip Hughes leaves the SCG for St Vincent’s Hospital following the freak incident which caused Hughes’ fatal injury. In the hospital's coffee shop, where some of the cricketers had congregated, Abbott was given some words of advice from Waugh, while spin bowler Nathan Lyons draped a comforting arm around his shoulders. Mr Barnes said at the onset of the inquest that he extended his deep condolences to Phillip Hughes’ family who had been “devastated “ by his death. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. When Sean Abbott made his Sheffield Shield debut for New South Wales in 2011, one of the team-mates who welcomed the quiet teenager into the fold was Philip Hughes.Like Abbott, Hughes … Describing the immediate aftermath of the incident, Abbott said: “I remained on the field until Phillip was placed on the medicab and then returned to the change room. The left-hander collapsed on the pitch and died in hospital two days later. Bowler Sean Abbot (above) has spoken out for the first time about the ball he bowled which fatally struck Phillip Hughes, rupturing his artery and causing the batsman’s death. In the brief, sad statement tabled in evidence to the inquest, which is being attended by Hughes’ family, Abbott said he felt confused, in a daze, upset and “super tired” for days after the freak incident. Cricket legend Glenn McGrath tweeted a message of support out to Sean Abbott. Advertisement Facebook Count Even people who don't follow cricket have been affected by Phillip's death. English commentator Simon Hughes copped heavy criticism after his inappropriate remark for Sean Abbott during the BT Sports coverage of Friday’s T20 International between Australia and Pakistan. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Australian cricketer Sean Abbott, who bowled the bouncer that struck and killed Phillip Hughes, was involved in another chilling incident that felled a batsman in the domestic Sheffield Shield Sunday. “There was general discussion regarding the circumstances of the match. 'He's someone who we're monitoring closely and we know he's got a lot of support around him. If Sean Abbott is looking ... 'Auto-pilot' will help Sean Abbott's Sheffield Shield return after Phillip Hughes' death. Warner was fielding for New South Wales when close friend Hughes was hit by a Sean Abbott bouncer on 25 November. It's a competitive sport. Picture: News CorpSource:News Corp Australia, An emotional Sean Abbott is comforted by Simon Katich after leaving St Vincent's Hospital following Phillip Hughes’ death. “These feelings stayed with me for the next few days.”. … 'I'm sure his teammates and everyone doesn't feel in any way ill of him for what happened. Distraught bowler Sean Abbott - who delivered the ball that felled Phillip Hughes - was seen leaving St Vincent's Hospital in tears after the death of the batsman. “It was all a bit of a blur and I felt like I was in a bit of a daze. 'Our thoughts are also with Sean Abbott,' he tweeted immediately after his message to Hughes. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. “I cannot recall any changes in the atmosphere or mood of the game after lunch. “I cannot say that backchat is common, however, it is common for bowlers to talk to batsmen in the sense of having a competitive chat. By Australian Associated Press and Chris Paine and Louise Cheer for Daily Mail Australia, Published: 01:04 EST, 27 November 2014 | Updated: 08:30 EST, 27 November 2014. “I don’t remember the ball being fast or slow,” he said in his statement. The 21-year-old, who plays for New South Wales, was bowling when Hughes collapsed at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday and was the first player to rush to his side. "Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Earlier, bowler Sean Abbott addressed for the first time the delivery he bowled to Phillip Hughes which struck the young batsmen on the neck, rupturing an artery that caused his death. He described how he ran to the end of the pitch and held Hughes’ head after the batsman’s collapse. Sean Abbott leaves hospital surrounded by friends on Thursday, consoled by former Test opener Simon Katich (left) and a friend (right), Abbott delivered the ball that felled Hughes on Tuesday afternoon, Abbott was warmly embraced by teammates and cricketers at St Vincent's hospital on Thursday afternoon, Abbott, 22, was comforted at the hospital by players including Nathan Lyon. Tributes continued over the weekend to mark the death of Phillip Hughes. “I felt the game was being played within the laws and spirit of cricket.”. Sean Abbott said he felt dazed and confused after Hughes was placed in the medicab (above) following his collapse on field. “I think Phillip was a bit early through the shot. 'He's out there to get Phil Hughes out. 'I hope he's got support... You just worry that this could jeopardise Sean Abbott and his cricket career and we don't want that.'. “A very sad day for the world of cricket. 'Sean will have all the support he needs around him. Looking pale and exhausted, Abbott arrived at St Vincent's wearing a navy baseball hat at 2.30pm. Sutherland said. The injury was “very rare” in cricket, forensic pathologist Professor Johan Duflou told the inquest. “After Phillip was struck, I saw him start to sway and I ran to the other end of the pitch and I held the right side of his head with my left hand.”. Abbott said he “did not recall anything unusual” in the lead up to the incident which felled Hughes, or any specific plan to target him. Picture: Matt King/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images, Phillip Hughes father Greg, mother Virginia and brother Jason arrive at the inquest into his death in Sydney. A nother Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma, had words of sympathy for Sean Abott, whose bouncer hit Hughes, leading to the left-hander's death. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2021. All NSW and South Australian players are receiving counselling and psychological support in the wake of the delivery. 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