Hughes’ death still in back of minds: Cummins
Australian pacer Pat Cummins (in pic) says the death of Phil Hughes following a freak head injury last month, is still playing on the minds of the country’s fast bowlers as they look to bowl the short-pitched stuff.
A former team-mate of Hughes, who died aged 25 after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game between South Australia and New South Wales, Cummins was not part of the match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. “I think it definitely does make you think twice. The first couple of weeks initially, certainly I couldn’t even fathom bowling a bouncer. Now, once you get into a competitive situation, you kind of try and put that out of your mind,” he was on Tuesday quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
He added, “I think most of the guys are trying to not think about it and trying to take it for a freak accident and go back to cricket. But I think certainly it is in the back of most people’s minds.” Cummins is currently out of the Test squad but is in reckoning to be selected for 2015 World Cup team.