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Phillip Hughes' sister lent her shoulder to the traumatised bowler Sean Abbott

India TV Sports Desk 01 Dec 2014, 11:15:51 AM IST
India TV Sports Desk

As family, friends and cricket legends gathered at a Sydney hospital to say goodbye to Phillip Hughes, the 25-year-old's sister Megan sat with devastated cricketer Sean Abbott to offer him support.

Australian captain Michael Clarke also spent time with the distraught bowler whose ball felled Hughes, as the international cricketing community expressed support and solidarity with Abbott amid growing concern for his emotional well-being.

Cricket Australia's team doctor Peter Brukner said Abbott had been receiving a lot of support from teammates and from Cricket NSW.

'When he came to the hospital yesterday, Michael Clarke came down and spent a significant amount of time with him. Phillip's sister, Megan, also came and spent significant time with Sean,' Dr Brukner said.

'Obviously what Sean has gone through is an incredibly traumatic experience, as it has been for everyone present on the field that day.'