While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard here today.
Their first and last names are identical but fate had different plans for cricketers Phillip Hughes, to whose title the prefix late has been added forever, and Omar Phillips, a West Indian who came back to life after lying unconscious for six minutes following a hit on his head.
Bouncers or not, the first Test between the touring Indian side and Australia will go ahead in Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The match will witness the return of lion-heart Ryan Harris after an injury lay-off. And his team-mates are impressed with the fast-bowler's effort.
South African pace legend Allan Donald has called on cricket bosses not to consider banning bouncers as they revisit safety in the sport in the wake of the tragic death of Australian cricketer Philip Hughes.
Cricket Australia retires Phillip Hughes' one-day international jersey number of 64 as a tribute to the batsman. Australia captain, Michael Clarke on Saturday confirmed that CA has agreed to their request to retire the number.
The first cricket Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as three of the senior cricketers in Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have already said that they are not in perfect state of mind to return to competitive cricket.
It's not about mourning the loss but celebrating the life of a very talented Australian cricketer that has spurred the Victorian clubs and its cricketers to find innovative ways of paying tribute to Phillip Hughes, who passed away under tragic circumstances.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died on Thursday in Sydney hospital, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield game played between New South Wales and Southern Australia.
The "incredibly rare" condition that took Phillip Hughes' life has only been reported 100 times in medical history and only the second time caused by a cricket ball, according to Australian team doctor Peter Brukner.