Sean Abbott moves on from Phil Hughes incident

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The last few months will have been a whirlwind for Australian pace bowler Sean Abbott after he was thrown into the news following the tragic incident involving Phil Hughes.

Many feared he would struggle to overcome the trauma after his delivery inadvertently caused the death of Hughes. 

Yet, the 22-year-old seems to have put it all behind him as he returned to action just two weeks after the tragedy in a bid to move on with his life.

What a return it was for Abbott, as he finished with career best figures of 6-14 from just six overs as he helped New South Wales beat Queensland.

Since his return to cricket, Abbott’s bowling figures read 11/255 with an average of 23 runs between wickets.

His figures have been impressive in recent weeks so much so he could be in line for an international call up.

Former Aussie fast bowler Brett Lee has been leading the calls for Abbott's addition to the Australia squad. Lee told Fairfax Media: "He's young, he brings fitness to the team, he brings aggression, he's a terrific guy, you can't fault the bloke.

"If I had it my way, if I was asked to pick a bowler that should be taken for the ride and can definitely play a huge role it would be Sean Abbott."

With the World Cup round the corner turning out for his country could be the best way for everyone to move on from a terrible, tragic few months for everyone involved in cricket.

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