Smith shaken by nets accident on eve of Hughes’ death anniversary

Sydney, Nov.26 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith has revealed that he was shaken up by the recent training accident, which reminded him of Phillip Hughes on the eve of the former teammate’s first death anniversary.

The incident took place when top-order batsman Mitchell Marsh’s shot struck on back of the head of net bowler Tom Cotter-Gilles, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Describing the Hughes’ incident as `horrible`, the 26-year-old admitted that some of the players are still shaken up by the tragic accident.

Paying tribute to Hughes, Smith said that his side would go out and try their best to play well on his death anniversary.

Hughes succumbed to injuries on November 27 last year after being struck by a bouncer during a domestic match in Sydney. The 25-year-old South Australian batsman was knocked out after the ball made impact under his helmet, on the back of the neck.

Australia and New Zealand are set to create history as they are going to play the first day and night Test match with pink ball at the Adelaide Oval from Friday. (ANI)

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