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Reports seem to indicate that Mcullum is paying tribute to Hughes in the best way he knows.  136 off 112 balls and still going.  Barely celebrated his century apparently.

Yip, no place for OTT celebrations today

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Yeah,there have been literally millions of bouncers bowled and sadly one has killed a guy. To litigate against a one in a million event is crazy.

 

This will change cricket for a long time though. Feel really sorry for abbott and wish all these ex pros would stop saying they know how he feels. .. They just don't.

seriously, how can anyone know how he is feeling.   guy must be a broken man right now.   hope he has a good support system around him

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Lol why would somebody make a thread about bugs?

1. **** off troll have some ****ing respect

 

2. Reported - that's twice and legit. Enjoy your ban mate

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seriously, how can anyone know how he is feeling. guy must be a broken man right now. hope he has a good support system around him

There's a huge support base for him here but the media vultures are circling, have already claimed that they were 'best mates' ... Never been mentioned that they even knew each other outside the game.. Just waiting for the trashy news shows to try to get him. That will piss off a lot of Aussies so hopefully they try to have a tiny piece of respect.

 

I doubt the test will go ahead this week

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There's a huge support base for him here but the media vultures are circling, have already claimed that they were 'best mates' ... Never been mentioned that they even knew each other outside the game.. Just waiting for the trashy news shows to try to get him. That will piss off a lot of Aussies so hopefully they try to have a tiny piece of respect.

 

I doubt the test will go ahead this week

Thats why i hope its a good support system he has, size isnt important.   ****ing hate the media intrusion into this, but they gotta sell the news havent they!   bastards

 

the test cant go ahead surely.   just wouldnt be right would it.

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Thats why i hope its a good support system he has, size isnt important. **** hate the media intrusion into this, but they gotta sell the news havent they! bastards

 

the test cant go ahead surely. just wouldnt be right would it.

They'll likely play the 'Phil loved the game and would have hated it to be cancelled just for him' card and say that he'd have wanted it to go ahead in the best spirit of the game etc etc

 

But really I hate that comparison, nobody knows a thing about a dead man's perspective

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They'll likely play the 'Phil loved the game and would have hated it to be cancelled just for him' card and say that he'd have wanted it to go ahead in the best spirit of the game etc etc

 

But really I hate that comparison, nobody knows a thing about a dead man's perspective

true

 

as a mark of respect calling the test off would be better than forcing the players to go thru the motions because they wont want to play i'd imagine

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true

 

as a mark of respect calling the test off would be better than forcing the players to go thru the motions because they wont want to play i'd imagine

I think they'll postpone it a day or two most likely. Have a rememberence day of sorts Or something. Cricket Australia are notoriously money hungry as are the grounds they're playing on. Plus a lot of tourists plan their holidays on watching tests abroad. It's a lot to consider. Maybe one day of no cricket world wide or something with a really broad reach could be appropriate? It's a really tough call when you look at all the variables

 

If I was a player there's no way I'd want to play. What happens when the first bouncer clips a helmet? Could cause a riot!

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I think it should be up to the players to decide whether or not to play the test. I would fully understand if they chose not to, but It's kind of an analogy for life. Phil died doing his job, which happened to be playing a game he loved. I cant say, nor should anyone else that "he would have wanted it to go on" but i do know that deep down all the players share that same love for the game, the mateship, competition and most importantly fun. For some it will be too soon, but it might also be a way for some catharsis.

 

I would support their decision either way

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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes the Test match against India should not be played on Thursday.


 


"It's been such a tragic week for the Hughes family and the cricket community and I can't imagine how anybody can be expected to play Test cricket on Thursday," he said. "In fact I don't think it would be right.


 


"Even if the boys think they can play it would be a miracle if they find the right frame of mind needed for five days of cricket."


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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes the Test match against India should not be played on Thursday.

"It's been such a tragic week for the Hughes family and the cricket community and I can't imagine how anybody can be expected to play Test cricket on Thursday," he said. "In fact I don't think it would be right.

"Even if the boys think they can play it would be a miracle if they find the right frame of mind needed for five days of cricket."

Lol so true to their reputation. Border as a hardass, Waugh a cold hearted bastard and Punter the team man

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that link dont work for me, but **** hell Border

 

 

fixed link

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-27/allan-border-says-first-test-will-go-ahead/5921596

 

Phillip Hughes injury: Allan Border says first Test between Australia and India should go ahead

Updated 

 

Thu at 1:27pmThu 27 Nov 2014, 1:27pm

Former Australian captain Allan Border believes the first Test should go ahead, but it will be a very personal decision for players whether they take part.

The prospect of a four-Test series against India due to start at the Gabba in seven days has become trivial for Australia's best cricketers following Phillip Hughes' emergency brain surgery.

Australia captain Michael Clarke and vice-captain Brad Haddin have been among the many Test players to regularly visit Hughes at St Vincent's Hospital following Tuesday's freak accident.

First Test squad members Haddin, David Warner, Shane Watson and Nathan Lyon were all in the field for New South Wales when Hughes slumped to the ground at the SCG after being struck by a bouncer.

"There will be guys, particularly the guys that were out on the field at the time that are named in the Test squad, they mightn't be feeling like playing cricket at the moment," Border told Fox Sports.

There will be guys, particularly the guys that were out on the field at the time that are named in the Test squad, they mightn't be feeling like playing cricket at the moment.

Allan Border

 

"You'd understand if they wanted to pull out. But I think the game should go ahead.

"We're all a bit numb at the moment.

"I get the feeling that Phillip would want the game to go ahead. But if the individuals don't feel up it, then so be it."

Cricket Australia's full attention is with Hughes, not the match slated to start next Thursday in Brisbane.

 

"In regards to those fixtures later on, that's not something we've had any specific conversations on yet," Australian Cricketers Association chief Alistair Nicholson said on Wednesday.

Former Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy felt the first Test would not be delayed, telling Big Sports Breakfast it could give the XI a chance to go out and represent Hughes.

Ex-Test paceman Brendon Julian told Fox Sports he believed there was potential the Test would not go ahead and it was hard to see how players could be in the right state of mind for it.

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I know what the man would want,  ****ing pisses me off

 

after seeing Michael Clarke give that interview, there is no way he can pay a test anytime soon.  let the team grieve and try and make sense of it all.   how can they seriously be expected to sit in that dressing room with that empty space Hughes would have taken up?

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I know what the man would want, **** pisses me off

 

after seeing Michael Clarke give that interview, there is no way he can pay a test anytime soon. let the team grieve and try and make sense of it all. how can they seriously be expected to sit in that dressing room with that empty space Hughes would have taken up?

Right?! Jesus. Border should be leading an army that has no hope of survival somewhere and walking them into certain death not commenting on a bunch of blokes who have evolved as humans beyond what he was capable of

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Right?! Jesus. Border should be leading an army that has no hope of survival somewhere and walking them into certain death not commenting on a bunch of blokes who have evolved as humans beyond what he was capable of

I hope they dont put pressure on the family and ask them what they would want, because thats ****ed up too

 

i agree with TC, if enough players want to try then i respect that, even tho i think its a terrible idea

 

guys ike Border, cant you take them to the bush and leave them there?

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Even the NZ team tried to get their match with Pakistan abandoned they were so affected by it.  How the **** are his actual team mates supposed to play???  NZ went back out with a 'dont give a ****, It's only a game' attitude yesterday

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McCullum with the fourth fastest international double century.  Muted celebration again

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1. lol what i can't ask an honest question now?

 

 

2. Reported for abusing the report system.

WTG,I started this thread weeks ago as there are quite a few from the "commonwealth" on here.

It's had quite a few comments lately because a young cricketer tragically died this week after being hit on the head by the cricket ball. People have been commenting to show their respect, which is why your comment received a backlash.

 

If you didn't know this guy had died, well now you do. If you did know about it, then **** off troll is highly appropriate!

 

All, I know this is very different, but after the hills borough tragedy, LFC didn't play again for at least 3 weeks. Seems like a similar time off to grieve and start to come to terms with things would be appropriate for the Aussie team.

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1. lol what i can't ask an honest question now?

 

 

2. Reported for abusing the report system.

I'm sure you jumped in and said some troll stuff without reading a post in here. It's no wonder you're hated here

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I probably shouldn't be surprised but this thread has stayed strong now for quite some time. I still have no idea what cricket is even after reading a few posts. Wikipedia here we come.

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Edit

This was three years ago and got zero coverage.. similar incudent, it's a shame these only hit our news when it's an Aussie cricketer involved..

and she was smoking hot :(

 

 

http://www.news.com.au/national/top-hockey-player-lizzie-watkins-dies-after-being-hit/story-e6frfkvr-1226349395697

Top hockey player Lizzie Watkins, 24, dies after being hit by ball

 

3 YEARS AGO MAY 08, 2012 6:15AM

 

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Lizzie Watkins, 24, died after being hit by a hockey ball. Picture: Facebook Source: news.com.au

  • Lizzie Watkins killed when hockey ball hit her head
  • Emotional tributes for 24-year-old star player
  • "Accidents happen and your world is turned upside down"

THE father of a hockey star killed in a tragic accident during a State League match has spoken of his grief as his world was "turned upside down."

Lizzie Watkins died yesterday from fatal head injuries after a ball deflected off her own stick and this afternoon, Ms Watkin's father Frank Watkins spoke of the family's grief over the tragedy.

"You wake up one morning, you go to hockey, done that 10,000 times, then accidents happen and your whole world is turned upside down," he told Nine News.

"For someone who died at 24, she crammed a whole lot into it, no regrets."

Ms Watkins, 24, was playing for the North Coast Raiders when she was hit in the back of the head midway through the first half of a game against the Victoria Park Panthers.

She fell to the ground unconscious when she was hit and her sister Catherine, who was playing alongside her, rushed to her side.

 

People at the scene attempted to revive Ms Watkins, who was breathing when an ambulance arrived, but she died on the way to hospital.

Teammates and the WA hockey community today gathered in support and remembered a much-loved friend whose personality shone.

Teammate Emily Caroll told Nine News: "Even if it was pouring with rain in the middle of winter, it made you want to go to training just so you have a chat with her, she's always put a smile on your face."

Another hockey player, Ann McMahon, said: "I just couldn't believe it. You never think that something like that is going to happen during a hockey game."

The circumstances surrounding the death have baffled those familiar with the sport, including Hockeyroos physician Carmel Goodman.

"It's the first instance that I've been made aware of, it certainly wouldn't be anywhere near 1-in-100 or 1-in-1000, it would be closer to 1-in-1,000,000," Dr Goodman said.

 

 

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Some kid in the minor league apparently scored 37 this weekend and then just l walked off the pitch,retired. When asked why,he said he was completing Phil Hughes' century for him.

 

Must admit,i had a lump in my throat reading that. Good lad.

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Some kid in the minor league apparently scored 37 this weekend and then just l walked off the pitch,retired. When asked why,he said he was completing Phil Hughes' century for him.

 

Must admit,i had a lump in my throat reading that. Good lad.

 

thats ****ing awesome

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Good to see the Indians still continue to suck away from the subcontinent.  Michael Clarke with half a back scores 128, Warner 145 and Steve Smith is well on his way to the double the way India are bowling

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Good to see the Indians still continue to suck away from the subcontinent.  Michael Clarke with half a back scores 128, Warner 145 and Steve Smith is well on his way to the double the way India are bowling

Warner was absolutely nuts at the start, I think it was like 37 off 20 at one stage.

 

Very fitting as Warner, Smith, and Clarke seem to have had the closest connection to Phil (from what I've heard) so glad to see them all getting their centuries

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Great first test. Looked like India were going to cruise to victory there with Kohli at the crease playing sublime.  

 

But Nathan Lyon... wow what a brilliant test for him. Just tore through them. Well deserved man of the match.

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Looks like Clarke will probably be out for the summer with a torn hammie. I guess Haddin will be acting captain for a bit longer.

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Given the circumstances, I'm really pleased for an Aussie win (that doesn't happen often)

Also quite funny to see Indians given out to a couple of dodgy decisions considering their ridiculous stance on DRS

 

....menawhile England and particularly Alistair Cook continue to absolutely suck at ODIs

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I was there for the last day, on the hill at the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval and I'm just now barely recovered, it was ****ing awesome.

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Loving the NZ vs Sri Lanka test.  Day 1 they unveil a bronze plaque to mark NZ breaking the world record for a 6th wicket partnership last summer only for said partnership to be broken 4 days later. lol :lol:

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Lol, yeah, saw that on cricinfo, funny!

What a difference a partnership makes....you were the equivalent of 30 odd for 5 at that point and now SL have to bat all day to save the test.

 

Looking forward to the WC now...even though we're pretty garbage at 50 over games.

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Lol, yeah, saw that on cricinfo, funny!

What a difference a partnership makes....you were the equivalent of 30 odd for 5 at that point and now SL have to bat all day to save the test.

 

Looking forward to the WC now...even though we're pretty garbage at 50 over games.

I think the WC is gonna be very open and will be happy with a semi final appearance.  The quality performers should be firing by then so see no shame in getting knocked out then.  Seeing our youngsters continuing this banging form in the test arena would make my sporting year like last year though

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I think the WC is gonna be very open and will be happy with a semi final appearance.  The quality performers should be firing by then so see no shame in getting knocked out then.  Seeing our youngsters continuing this banging form in the test arena would make my sporting year like last year though

If I had a house, i would put it on Australia...the ghost of Hughes will drive them on to crazily good cricket.

Home advantage should get you to the semis i think.  Hard to see past an India v Oz final though.

We'll probably lose to Afghanistan or something tragic.

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If I had a house, i would put it on Australia...the ghost of Hughes will drive them on to crazily good cricket.

Home advantage should get you to the semis i think.  Hard to see past an India v Oz final though.

We'll probably lose to Afghanistan or something tragic.

I don't know where to place India in the equation.  If they have many games in NZ then they could struggle like they did last summer.  Pitches are a bit friendlier to their cause in Aus though.  England are the team that can produce a stunning one off game and eliminate anyone in the QF's or SF's.  The fact there is no Super 8 this time round could work in their favour as well

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I don't know where to place India in the equation.  If they have many games in NZ then they could struggle like they did last summer.  Pitches are a bit friendlier to their cause in Aus though.  England are the team that can produce a stunning one off game and eliminate anyone in the QF's or SF's.  The fact there is no Super 8 this time round could work in their favour as well

You're right about us; we have some powerful hitters further down, but we just get the tactics wrong all the time.  We'll likely scrape into the QF's and then get thrashed by Oz/India.  Windies might be the surprise team of the tournament again.

Glad they've abandoned the super 8's; that made things really drag.

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You're right about us; we have some powerful hitters further down, but we just get the tactics wrong all the time.  We'll likely scrape into the QF's and then get thrashed by Oz/India.  Windies might be the surprise team of the tournament again.

Glad they've abandoned the super 8's; that made things really drag.

You aint wrong about tactics.  Getting rid of Cook was a good start to fixing that though.  His slow starts, if he actually made one, really put pressure on the others around him to score quickly.  Players like Taylor and Hales really need to step up now though and start making big scores

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loving NZ cricket right now.  From 93-5 after 20 overs to 360-5 after 50 is great going.  NZ are finally breaking records against teams that aint Zimbabwe as well.  Good times

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