Abbott returns to action with a bouncer
Nirapad News Desk :There had been fears that the 22-year-old fast bowler may have been too traumatised to play again. Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, bowled a bouncer in his opening over Tuesday on his return to the ground where the freak accident happened.
But Abbott has received widespread encouragement and held his nerve in his first game back when he was introduced into the New South Wales attack in the 13th over against Queensland in a domestic Sheffield Shield encounter.
Showing little emotion, he sent down four dot balls before a short-pitched delivery that sailed well over ducking Queensland batsman Joe Burns.
NSW paid tribute to Hughes, who once played for that state, by wearing black armbands and “PJH 707” on their shirts, a reference to the well-liked batsman being their 707th representative.