Phil Hughes performed a cricketing first today. He was the first Test cricketer to ever announce he had been dropped on Twitter before the Australian team had announced he was. Let us all stand and applaud this achievement from the young man. The opening batsman, aka @PH408, "tweeted":
Disappointed not to be on the field with the lads today. Will be supporting the guys, it's a BIG test match 4 us. Thanks 4 all the support.

The Australian team was livid that their selection was released on a micro-blogging social platform before the toss.