Former Test player Gavin Robertson, who was a ‘‘guinea pig’’ for the Albion C & D helmet company as a young cricketer, said the protective helmet was never designed for players to turn their head on the ball.
Western Suburbs captain Jeff Cook, who declared when the Magpies were 0-17, says he was simply doing his bit for Australian cricket.
The Adelaide Test, in the adopted home town of Phillip Hughes, is likely to be recast as the first of the summer, with the Brisbane fixture expected to be rescheduled to allow his shattered teammates some breathing space after his funeral.
Double ton and and tributes to the late Phillip Hughes on an emotional day for Brendon McCullum.
As New Zealand's bowlers thoughtfully put away the bouncer, India's used it liberally. While neither approach is wrong, India's was more right.
The worst imaginable circumstances have revealed a strength of character in Australian cricket's leaders, and many others behind the scenes.
Next week's first Test between Australia and India has been postponed to allow players time to mourn the shock death of Phillip Hughes.
To see a helmetless Viv Richards hook a ball two inches from his face, and send it to the pickets created the same kind of awe as the sight of Jonathan Brown or Nick Riewoldt running with the flight of the ball and leaping recklessly to mark.
A distraught Michael Clarke delivered a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes, saying the Australian dressing room will never be the same without him.