Former England first-class cricketer-turned commentator Simon Hughes is under heavy criticism for his comments on Australia pace bowler Sean Abott during Australia’s third T20I against Pakistan on Friday, referencing Phil Hughes’ death.

Abbott was named in the Australia T20 squad, making this his first appearance in Australian colours in nearly four overs. He returned two wickets as Pakistan managed only 106/8 at Perth.

“A rare opportunity for Sean Abbott to play, the man who is most famous probably for having the terrible misfortune of bowling the ball that killed Phillip Hughes in the middle,” Hughes said during the live coverage of the match in England.

Abbott made it to the squad after two solid seasons on the Big Bash League , including being the he second-highest wicket taker during BBL 08.

Hughes’ comments did not go down well with fans and they took to the social media to slam Hughes.