'Heartbreaking' – Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison told CNN that the death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes -- caused by a blow to head from a ball bowled by Sean Abbott -- was "heartbreaking."
Support for Abbott – Harmison, who played against Hughes on several occasions, said he didn't think "anybody on this planet that could understand what Sean Abbott is going through." The 22-year-old, who recently made his debut for Australia, is a former teammate of Hughes.
Fast bowling mindset – Harmison's former England teammate Simon Jones took 59 wickets for his country, and played with Hughes for a season at Hampshire. He told CNN the art of fast bowling is about controlled aggression. "The mindset of bowling is almost like you are going to war. If you see a batter getting comfortable that's when you bowl him a short ball. Yes, you are aiming for the throat or the head but you don't mean to hurt anyone."
Phil Hughes: 1988-2014 – "Phil was the new young gun in Aussie cricket who had burst onto the scene," wrote Nick Compton of his friend Phillip Hughes who is dead at only 25.
Phil Hughes: 1988-2014 – The batsman was taken from the Sydney Cricket Ground to the city's St Vincent's Hospital.
Phil Hughes: 1988-2014 – Hughes represented Australia in 26 Test matches, the highest level of international cricket.
Phil Hughes: 1988-2014 – In 2013, he famously set a new world record for the highest 10th-wicket partnership alongside Ashton Agar while playing for Australia against England.
Phil Hughes: 1988-2014 – The 25 year old also played for Australia's one day team on 25 occasions, scoring 826 runs.