Possibly the biggest day of Abbott's life, the 22-year-old was surrounded by his cricketing family at the Macksville Recreational Centre


The Cricketer who has been devastated  Sean Abbott can’t contain his grief as he is consoled at the Phillip Hughes’ funeral.

Abbott was the unfortunate player who delivered the bouncer that struck Hughes in the neck during the Sheffield Shield clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground last Tuesday. 

The 22-year-old has received overwhelming support from the entire cricket community including Hughes’ own family who told Daily Mail Australia the day before the funeral on Tuesday that they were looking forward to seeing Abbott and embracing him with open arms.

Wearing a navy blue suit and dark sunglasses, he was accompanied by his girlfriend, Brier Neil, who did not leave her grief-stricken partner’s side throughout the heart-wrenching service.

A family member expressed the empathy they felt Abbott’s unbearable situation

‘We can’t wait to see Sean Abbott tomorrow and give him a big kiss and hug,’ the family member told Daily Mail Australia.

Former Australian Test legend Dean Jones greets grief-striken Sean Abbott on Wednesday

Consoled by Legendary Former Australian Test legend Dean Jones