It was shocking news for cricket world when young cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being hit by a bouncer, as he was struck in the head. He underwent emergency surgery and was put in an induced coma but never regained consciousness. As the cricket community mourn his loss and extends deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this incredibly sad time. I would deem it a fit time to draw attention to the untoward case of young Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad, who also suffered a fractured skull, after being hit by Corey Anderson bouncer on the second day of a cricket test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, in more or less similar way. It should be taken as a forewarning for all cricketers to take safety measures during matches by wearing helmets.


Hyderabad, November 27.