English Commentator ‘Deplorable’ Remark on Abbott’s International Return: On Friday, Sean Abbott made his comeback in the Australian team after five years of a long wait. Sean played his first match since 2014 in the ongoing T20 series against Pakistan. Abbott was selected to represent Australia after a stellar couple of seasons in the BBL. He was the second-highest wicket-taker during BBL08.
Meanwhile, during his comeback, English Commentator Simon Hughes has given a bizarre introduction which is copping heavy criticism. Actually, he said something which was an inappropriate remark and he shouldn’t use those words. Fans have trolled him very badly on twitter handle. English Commentator decided to introduce Abbott to England viewers by referencing the Phillip Hughes tragedy, which rocked Australian cricket nearly five years ago.
“A rare opportunity for Sean Abbott to play, the man who is most famous probably for having the terrible misfortune of bowling the ball that killed Phillip Hughes in the middle,” Hughes said during the live coverage.
Here is the video
Omg as if he’s just said that??? pic.twitter.com/IMVmqq9xcw
— The Big Show (@ravi_layer) November 8, 2019
As soon as he said this on national television, viewers were quick to criticise Huges, calling his remarks “deplorable” and “atrocious”.
Here are some reactions of fans
Not going to quote tweet a certain overseas broadcaster's reference to Sean Abbott because that would give it more airtime but it was seriously cavalier and deplorable stuff #AusvPak
— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) November 8, 2019
This is absolutely atrocious, how on earth can he think that this is the right way to introduce Sean Abbott.
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) November 8, 2019
Why on earth would any commentator bring this up? Sean Abbott is absolutely not defined by that and the best it can do is reopen old traumas. Very poor. https://t.co/ANFPiUy2IZ
— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) November 8, 2019
During the match, Sean Abbott took two wickets by giving 14 runs with an economy rate of 3.50. And Australia has beaten up Pakistan in the series with a margin of 2-0. All matches in the series were one-sided and Pakistan was completely out of the competition throughout the series.