Australian opener Chris Rogers said he contemplated retiring after being hit at the back of his helmet by a Rohit Sharma sweep shot while fielding during the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba.
Emotions ran high on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia as injured skipper Michael Clarke led a series of tributes for late Phillip Hughes, who was fatally struck by a bouncer six weeks back at the SCG.
Australian opener David Warner has prepared himself to play through the pain after being hit a couple of times in previous Tests but Sunday admitted he has no inkling as to the scale and scope of emotional turmoil that awaits him when the fourth Test against India gets underway Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Australia captain Michael Clarke, currently undergoing rehabilitation post his hamstring surgery, on Saturday revealed that Phil Hughes' family will be present for the final Test at this venue, where the cricketer was hit by a bouncer and eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Not too enthused by the idea of being back on the ground where Phillip Hughes was fatally struck, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said memories of the late batsman will flood him the moment he steps out to compete in the fourth cricket Test against India here.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under.
Australia dominated proceedings once again as their fitting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane, continued to haunt India. The Aussies who recorded back to back Test match victories, looked dominating on all fronts and handed India a four-wicket blow.
Ravaged by injuries, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke today said that he may never play again, even though he would do everything he can to return after virtually ruling himself out of the remaining three Test matches against India.
Australian opening batsman David Warner completed his 1000 Test runs in 2014 on Friday. The southpaw achieved the milestone against India in Australia's second innings in the first Test in Adelaide on Friday.
Just as cricket fans across the globe were coming to terms with the Phil Hughes tragedy, another catastrophe struck the sport. Ratnakar More, a cricketer from Tata Power's Trombay Station, died of cardiac arrest at Mumbai's Oval Maidan while playing in a cricket tournament organized by his employers on Tuesday.
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is using the players' locker formerly meant for Phillip Hughes in the dressing room of Adelaide Oval, the late cricketer's adopted home that had witnessed a gamut of emotions before the start of the first Test against India on Tuesday.
In the minds of the cricket lovers, Phillip Hughes will remain '63 Not Out Forever' but on Tuesday the departed cricketer was named his national team's "13th man" as the first cricket Test between India and Australia started here on an emotional note.