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. Abbott tenderly embraced Hughes as medical officers rushed onto the field and an ambulance was called. Today, the Coroner released his full 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. 'When you see something as shocking as this you really feel for Phil. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. I can’t believe I said that. BT Sport commentator Simon Hughes has come under criticism for a “tasteless” comment regarding the international return of Sean Abbott. Tributes continued over the weekend to mark the death of Phillip Hughes. Warner was fielding for New South Wales when close friend Hughes was hit by a Sean Abbott bouncer on 25 November. Picture: Channel NineSource:Supplied. “I think Phillip was a bit early through the shot. “These feelings stayed with me for the next few days.”. Picture:AAP/David MoirSource:AAP. Watch Dunya News - Sean Abbott returns to action following Phillip Hughes's death - Dunya News on Dailymotion The inquest has heard that Hughes died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage after his vertebral artery was severely damaged when the ball that struck him in the neck lifted and rotated his head. 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He then sat down and had a coffee with his teammates who were obviously rallying behind the young fast bowler. He described conditions on the field at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014, when he was bowling for NSW against Hughes, who opened the batting for South Australia. All times AEDT (GMT +11). Hughes was struck on the neck by a short-pitched ball from Abbott on 25 November. “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. 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. Rest in … 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. “It was all a bit of a blur and I felt like I was in a bit of a daze. And that the players around Hughes on the field that day had been subject to emotional trauma. 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. “I felt the game was being played within the laws and spirit of cricket.”. 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. Indeed a sad moment for cricket.A visibly upset Abbott was pictured leaving Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Thursday. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott led a flood of tributes for the 25-year-old. 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. If a batsman is early through the shot, it makes me think that the ball is slower than they had anticipated. It's professional sport and I really feel for Sean Abbott at the moment,' he said. “Whilst I was at the gathering at Sydney Cricket Ground, I was with a group of players sitting where the players’ seats are in the home dressing room,” Day said in the statement released this afternoon, adding that Bollinger was among the players in the group. The full Sean Abbott statement on the death of Phillip Hughes FOR two years the Sean Abbott has maintained his silence on what happened the day Phillip Hughes was fatally struck by a cricket ball. 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. Former Australian bowler Stuart Clark told Fox Sports he understood Abbott was 'struggling a bit' and said the incident was not his fault. “People kept coming up to me but I cannot remember what they said. “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. … SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match. 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. Picture: AFPSource:Supplied. - - - "His death is a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day for his family. 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. 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 … Day added: “Although I am used to sledging in cricket matches, I was stunned by Doug’s comment. 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. Sean Abbott does not want to see the laws of cricket changed to eradicate the use of bouncers because "there will always be risks in the game", the inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes … "Saddest day in cricket fraternity. '[Abbott] has got a lot of support around him from his teammates and also the counselling services,' ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson said. “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.”. At the hospital on Thursday, he was met warmly by his own teammates, friends of Hughes and cricketing greats such as Steve Waugh. Hughes’ parents, Greg and Virginia, and siblings Megan and Jason, have expressed concerns at the inquest that Hughes was targeted by too many short-pitched fast balls, ungentlemanly behaviour and extreme sledging. 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. 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. There is a long history between Abbott and Hughes who came up through the junior ranks of the NSW cricketing system and are close friends. A nother Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma, had words of sympathy for Sean Abott, whose bouncer hit Hughes, leading to the left-hander's death. Day was not cross examined on his statement. Play it now. 'It says a lot about Sean doesn't it?' 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 inquest continued on its third day of hearings on Wednesday in Sydney. All NSW and South Australian players are receiving counselling and psychological support in the wake of the delivery. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. 'Our thoughts are also with Sean Abbott,' he tweeted immediately after his message to Hughes. ', 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. He said he did not recall many elements of the day, such as the lunch session before the fatal incident, or whether he bowled fast or slow. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. I’ve said things like that in the past but I am never going to say it again’.”. 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.”. It was reported Abbott was struggling as a host of former Australian pace greats jumped to his support. “Once in the change room I felt confused and upset, I had a headache. “I really don’t remember the lunch period at all. I felt super tired. “Jason Hughes responded by saying words to the effect of ‘Tom Cooper told me the same thing’.”. Former Test bowler Brett Lee said Abbott did not deserve any of the blame for the incident. 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. After playing in junior cricket for Baulkham Hills Cricket Club, he progressed to play grade cricket for Parramatta District.Abbott completed his schooling at Gilroy College, Castle Hill. "It's going to be tough. Hughes died two days later. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2021. Australian cricketer Sean Abbott was involved in an incident reminiscent of his tragic bouncer which killed Phillip Hughes in 2014 when he bowled a ball that struck Will Pucovski on the head BACK IN ACTION: NSW bowler Sean Abbott is making his first outing since Phillip Hughes' death. “A very sad day for the world of cricket. A spokesman for the NSW State Coroner Michael Barnes said Abbott had been excused from giving evidence in person, but did not say why. He excited the hospital after learning of Hughes' death wiping away tears with his head bowed and face hidden underneath his cap. Cricket legend Glenn McGrath tweeted a message of support out to Sean Abbott. Sean Abbott said he felt dazed and confused after Hughes was placed in the medicab (above) following his collapse on field. Maybe the wicket was a little bit slower that day. '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.'. Even people who don't follow cricket have been affected by Phillip's death. ... but my initial reaction is that that's unlikely. The comments below have not been moderated. Sutherland said. Sean Abbott (right), who bowled the fatal delivery, visited Hughes at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney Lord's Ground on Twitter: "Absolutely devastated to wake to the news of Phil Hughes' death. It's a freak, freak incident.'. The cricket world has rallied around Sean Abbott following the death of Phillip Hughes. 2 min read 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. Phil Hughes (© Getty Images) It has been 2 years since Phil Hughes lost his life to that tragic bouncer from Sean Abbott. Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said Abbott, who cradled the injured batsman after he crashed to the ground, would get whatever help was required. The Australian Cricketers' Association said it was monitoring Abbott, who delivered the ball, closely. 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. 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. The injury was “very rare” in cricket, forensic pathologist Professor Johan Duflou told the inquest. Bollinger, David Warner, Brad Haddin and Hughes’ batting partner Tom Cooper have all denied the sledge was made. Guardian sport and agencies Thu 27 Nov 2014 05.38 EST 389 The cricket world has rallied behind the New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott after the death of Phillip Hughes … 'He's someone who we're monitoring closely and we know he's got a lot of support around him. Looking pale and exhausted, Abbott arrived at St Vincent's wearing a navy baseball hat at 2.30pm. Hughes, 25, died on November 27 from bleeding on the brain, two days after being knocked unconscious by the Abbott bouncer, plunging the cricket world into mourning. 'I'm sure his teammates and everyone doesn't feel in any way ill of him for what happened. 'He's out there to get Phil Hughes out. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Sean Abbott was seen walking into Sydney Cricket Ground, where the horrific incident happened, The young cricketer was seen on Wednesday wearing a pair of sunglasses and was flanked by teammates. A “broken” Sean Abbott (22) faced rebuilding his life Friday after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being hit in the neck by a bouncer delivered by Abbott. 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. Advertisement Facebook Count Cricketer Matt Day, a close friend of Phillip Hughes, backed Jason’s claim, The Australian reported. 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. 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. It's a competitive sport. “I don’t remember the ball being fast or slow,” he said in his statement. Messages of support have flooded in for Australian bowler Sean Abbott who delivered the ball which struck batsman Phillip Hughes on the head. If Sean Abbott is looking ... 'Auto-pilot' will help Sean Abbott's Sheffield Shield return after Phillip Hughes' death. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. “There was general discussion regarding the circumstances of the match. Lee's sentiments were echoed on social media by other sportsmen. On Wednesday, Abbott returned to the SCG for a team counselling session and was supported by teammates and team officials who have been concerned. 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. All you have to do is listen to Simon Hughes’ introduction of Sean Abbott for tonight’s T20 to realise why mental health issues are so prevalent in young males, particularly athletes. 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. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. 'You know you're always on edge bowling fast or being out there batting,' Lee told Channel 9. 'I know first-hand that no one goes out there to try and maim a batsman, no one tries to hurt a batsman.'. He described how he ran to the end of the pitch and held Hughes’ head after the batsman’s collapse. 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