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Sean Abbott Returns To Cricket With A Bouncer And Is Roundly Applauded

The young cricketer made a brave return after bowling the ball that struck the late batsman Phillip Hughes.

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Sean Abbott has returned to play for New South Wales against Queensland less than two weeks after bowling the fatal bouncer that struck and killed batsman Phillip Hughes.

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And perhaps to shake out the cobwebs and move on from one of the most traumatic moments in cricket history, Abbott bowled a bouncer in just his fifth ball of his first over.

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Cricket fans immediately congratulated the 22-year-old for his courage.

Sean Abbott bowling at the SCG. The fifth ball of the his first over is a bouncer. Good to see the young kid back doing what he loves.

Michael Chammas@MichaelChammasFollow

Sean Abbott bowling at the SCG. The fifth ball of the his first over is a bouncer. Good to see the young kid back doing what he loves.

11:28 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sean Abbott just bowled his first over since the death of Phillip Hughes. 5th ball was a bouncer. His mate will be grinning somewhere.

Piers Morgan@piersmorganFollow

Sean Abbott just bowled his first over since the death of Phillip Hughes. 5th ball was a bouncer. His mate will be grinning somewhere.

11:38 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Phillip Hughes named 13th man in Adelaide, Sean Abbott back and bowls a bouncer fifth ball at the SCG. It's a good day for cricket. #AUSvIND

Dan Anstey@Dan_AnsteyFollow

Phillip Hughes named 13th man in Adelaide, Sean Abbott back and bowls a bouncer fifth ball at the SCG. It's a good day for cricket. #AUSvIND

11:41 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Great to see Sean Abbott has bowled a few overs for NSW today. Even got a bouncer in. Must have been so difficult for him. Fair play to him

rocshot@rocshotFollow

Great to see Sean Abbott has bowled a few overs for NSW today. Even got a bouncer in. Must have been so difficult for him. Fair play to him

12:09 PM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The young bowler who can get on with playing cricket.

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