Phillip Hughes' family concerned batsman 'was unfairly targeted with short balls' before death

The batting partner and former housemate of Phillip Hughes left the inquest into the cricketer’s death in Sydney in tears after an intense cross examination by the Hughes family barrister.  

Tom Cooper denied that he told Hughes’ brother Jason about an alleged sledge made by NSW bowler Doug Bollinger, but was left badly shaken after some intense questioning from Hughes family barrister Greg Melick SC.  

Cooper was giving evidence on Tuesday at an inquest into the death of the 25-year-old cricketer in Sydney, after the family of Hughes were concerned the batsman ‘was unfairly targeted with short balls’ before he was killed. 

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South Australian cricketer Tom Cooper was left upset after some tough questioning at the coronial inquiry into the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes at the Downing Centre in Sydney

Cooper was the non-striking batsman when Hughes…

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