View Full Version : David Hookes in a coma!

January 18, 2004, 06:38 PM
"David Hookes, the former Australia batsman and current coach of Victoria, is said to be critically ill in a Melbourne hospital after being injured while attempting to break up a fight outside a St Kilda hotel."

CRICINFO (http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/JAN/047934_WCI_18JAN2004.html)

January 18, 2004, 08:23 PM
I pray for his speedy and complete recovery. The cricket world will be lost without his peculiar brand of off-the-cuff comments.

January 19, 2004, 04:19 AM
Wisden CricInfo (http://aus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/JAN/047934_WCI_18JAN2004.html)

January 19, 2004, 04:40 AM
He is dead now.

January 19, 2004, 07:00 AM
Lol Hasib!!! The way you said that is funny.

Well he's dead.

January 19, 2004, 07:44 AM
wrong forum

January 19, 2004, 07:58 AM
Hasib doesn't seem to care!

January 19, 2004, 08:07 AM
No I do... I'm just busy!!!

January 19, 2004, 08:30 AM
Am really sorry to hear that! I can't believe how a bar fight could have gone this far with many of his players, etc around him - but I guess we don't know the specific details.

January 19, 2004, 09:12 AM
May Allah rest his soul in peace.

January 19, 2004, 09:45 AM
Hookes was one of my early heroes when I discovered Radio Australia in the mid-eighties. ABC used to broadcast Sheffield Shield matches on Saturdays. I used to wait for South Australia's matches because Hookes and Wayne Phillips used to score very fast. On one of the rare Saturdays that I missed it, Hookes hit a 306* and had a stand of 462* with Phillips.

Have never seen him live on tv, but there was this video on one day cricket which was popular here during the time of the Reliance World Cup. The part of it about the introduction of helmets featured Hookes as the example. Batting helmetless in the Packer series, Hookes took a terrific crack on the jaw while hooking Andy Roberts. Two weeks he made a comeback for the final against WI wearing a helmet. On a green wicket, WI was allout for 124. When Australia batted, Roberts bounced Hookes again, but his reply was two mighty sixes over midwicket. But nobody else made runs and Australia was allout for 99.

This, and the clipping of his five consecutive fours off Tony Grieg on his test debut in the Centenary test are the pictures of Hookes that I carry in memory.

A 34 ball hundred that he scored for South Australia in a failed fourth innings chase is still the fastest legitimate hundred scored in a first class match, and his only test hundred included a century in a session.

As they say, ' a well graced actor leaves the stage and becomes only a memory in a world of happy memories'.

January 19, 2004, 09:45 AM
Everyone should read the Sydney Morning Herald


Goes something like this...Hookes is celebrating win, gets sent outside when he wasn't supposed to, has an argument with the bouncers, Lehmann says something offensive, bouncers get Lehmann in a headlock, Hookes pulls Lehmann away, Hookes walks away and gets hit from behind

[Edited on 19-1-2004 by Rajputro : Fixed the URL from shm to smh]

January 19, 2004, 09:51 AM
I never got to see much of Hookesy but he was always in the media. He was obviously not my favourite as I'm not particularly fond of Victoria or South Australia. Yet it is still very sad and I regret not seeing much of him. Apparently he's a carbon copy of Ganguly

January 19, 2004, 10:42 AM
really really sad...my heart goes out to his family :( terrible way to go...but thats the way it is...

January 19, 2004, 05:03 PM
It's really tragic that a colorful life has to end this way. Nobody deserves to die such a horrific way.

January 19, 2004, 09:35 PM
Very very sad.. :(

January 19, 2004, 10:50 PM
I'm sorry for Davids family and the tragic needless loss of his life 40-50 years before it should have been.
The fall out of what happened is going to be around for many years throughout the court cases and witnesses (current and future test players Lehman,White? etc) as they are called to give evidence.
The fall out will hopefully clean up the "pub/club bouncer" community which unfortunately has killed and maimed at lot more people here in Australia over many years.
Its a shame David Hookes life was cut short before this thug industry got cleaned up.:mad:

January 20, 2004, 12:54 AM
thats a really bad way to go... really sorry for him... I was kinda shocked to read the bulletin on cricinfo when it came up first... :(

January 20, 2004, 09:47 AM
Can someone PLEASE do something about acker's avatar and QUICK!

January 20, 2004, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Habibul_fan
Can someone PLEASE do something about acker's avatar and QUICK!


January 20, 2004, 09:18 PM
Ok now i've time. I do feel sorry for him. It's a pity he didn't play anymore test matches.

By the way... wat happened to ackers Avater?