Former England pace bowler David Lawrence said he feared Sean Abbott may never play cricket again as a result of the tragic incident. David Lawrence is placed to understand Abbott’s state having, as a 24 year old Gloucestershire pacer who bowled the ball that hit Caribbean batsman Phil Simmons who was not wearing a headgear flush on the head in a tour match at Bristol, south west England.
The coach of Ireland Simmons went on to make a complete healing but only after his heart stopped and undergoing exigency brain surgery.
Pakistan legend Waqar Younis asked whether Sean Abbott would continue in cricket after bowling the ball which led to the death of Australian potential batsman Phillip Hughes. The cricket world was united in grief after it was declared that Phillip Hughes had died having failed to back consciousness after being hit at the head who was trying to hook a bouncer while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground from Abbott on Tuesday.
Australian pacer Jason Gillespie said as well as sympathy for Hughes there has also been condolence from among the international cricket community for Sean Abbott the coach of English county champions Yorkshire telling media that Sean Abbott is a lovely young kid bowler who was just his career and has bowled balls
David Lawrence’s perception of the bouncer was supported by another ex-England pacer in Matthew Hoggard. He said that he does not bowl it to try and hurt people to bowl a ball that has ended in somebody dying has got to be absolutely disastrous.
Matthew Hoggard added that he expected Sean Abbott would continue his bowling career, saying that there is good things coming from him and a lot of people capped him to play for Australia. He is hoping that now Sean can get the support around him and find the power to carry on. He is sure Phillip Hughes would have wanted it because it was a tragic incident.
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