Twitter rallies behind 'broken' cricketer Sean Abbott
A “broken” Sean Abbott faced rebuilding his life on Friday (Nov 28) after delivering the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.
Cricket Australia said the young bowler was holding up well given the circumstances.
The 22-year-old was doing what he always does for his state New South Wales, bowling fast, when Hughes misjudged a pull shot at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday (Nov 25) and collapsed to the ground unconscious after being hit on the base of the skull.
"That lad is absolutely shaken and broken at the moment," said Jason Gillespie speaking to Fox Sports.
"He’s got no questions to answer but I’m sure he’ll be feeling some guilt today and probably will be for a long time.
"I really hope Sean can get over it and we one day see Sean back playing for NSW and maybe Australia."
Twitter has been a beacon of support, flooding messages of encouragement for the NSW cricketer.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has been impressed with the concerned showed for Abbott.
"I think it’s been fantastic the way in which people have shown concern for Sean," he said.
"What we will do and the relevant experts will do will be to provide Sean with all of the support he needs to work through this.
"But right now I can say that he is holding up very well and I’m incredibly impressed with him."
Source: AFP, Twitter