Cricket: Canned Katich backs Hughes

Rising above the rancour, Katich insisted Hughes has the potential to repay the faith of the selectors.


Reuters August 24, 2011

SYDNEY: Dumped opener Simon Katich has put his bitterness behind him and backed his unproven successor Phillip Hughes. The 36-year-old launched an angry tirade against selectors after he was cut from Australia’s list of contracted players. Rising above the rancour, Katich insisted Hughes has the potential to repay the faith of the selectors. “He knows how to make runs,” said Katich. “He’s already made 16 first-class hundreds, which is no mean feat for a player of his age. Phil’s a good, hard working kid.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.

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