…However Border says it would be understandable if some players were to pull out.
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Former Australian captain Allan Border says the first Test against India should go ahead, but added that it was understandable if some players wanted to pull out.
The four-Test series against India has become an afterthought following Phil Hughes’ horrific injury, with many of his current and former teammates visiting the South Australia batsman at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.
Border told Fox Sports that he felt the game would go ahead, but said there may be some players who simply would not feel like playing during the current situation.
“There will be guys, particularly the guys that were out on the field at the time that are named in the Test squad, they mightn’t be feeling like playing cricket at the moment,” Border said on Thursday morning.
“You’d understand if they wanted to pull out of the game. But I think the game should go ahead.
“We’re all a bit numb at the moment.
“I get the feeling that Phillip would want the game to go ahead … if the individuals don’t feel up it, then so be it.”