The sudden death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes raises doubts over Australia-India Test series opener.
Yesterday, the entire cricketing world was mourning the death of 25-year-old Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who died after a short ball from Sean Abbott hit him at the base of his skull. Hughes was put in an induced coma by doctors at the St Vincent Hospital. For two days, the doctors operated on him, but Phillip did not regain consciousness since the injury and breathed his last on November 27, 2014.
In the backdrop of it all, the Australia-India Test series opener is now in jeopardy, with everyone confused about what to do. India is set to play Australia in the first Test starting on December 4, 2014 in Brisbane. However, there is some doubt over whether Cricket Australia will go ahead with the first game or not.
A 2-day tour match between Australia and India has already been called off following the announcement of Hughes death. The New Zealand and Pakistan Cricket Boards mutually decided to suspend the second day of the decisive Test match out of respect for the Australian player. Meanwhile, there is tremendous support that is pouring out from the public for fast bowler Sean Abbott, who was the one responsible for delivering the ball that took Hughes life.
Hughes was on 63 when he attempted to play a pull-shot on a short ball, which he mistimed. Phil fell face-first onto the pitch, from where he was rushed to St Vincent Hospital in Sydney.