I had doubts about bowling bouncers after Hughes’ death, reveals James Anderson

"I was having huge doubts about how I'd go about bowling and whether I'd want to bowl the short ball"

“I was having huge doubts about how I’d go about bowling and whether I’d want to bowl the short ball”

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England pace bowler James Anderson has revealed that he started having doubts about bowling bouncers following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.

Hughes tragically passed away at the age of 25 when he was struck on the side of the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match in November.

“In the week after, I was having huge doubts about how I’d go about bowling and whether I’d want to bowl the short ball,” Anderson was quoted as saying by the BBC. “I don’t see it changing the way bowlers go about their business.

“It was a freak accident and a huge tragedy, and the game has got to carry on. I’ve heard a lot of Australians say that’s what Phillip would have wanted.”

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