Cricket Australia has confirmed that the 25-year-old cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in St Vincents Hospital, three days after being hit on the head by a ball at SCG.
We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25 pic.twitter.com/RjIWcqlT2v
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2014
Hughes suffered the head injury by a bouncer from NSW paceman Sean Abbott during the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG on Tuesday. He underwent surgery and was in coma but never regained consciousness.
Hughes made his Test debut against South Africa in 2009, had played 26 Tests for his country.
Twitter reacts – Cricket world mourns to loss of Phillip Hughes:
Devastated to hear the news about Philip Hughes.A huge talent and a great Australian lost too soon. We will never forget you #CricketFamily
— Damien Martyn (@dmartyn30) November 27, 2014
RIP Hubert, we will all miss you smiling face and fighting spirit. You are the Baggy Green from top to bottom
— CraigMcDermott (@c_mcdermott328) November 27, 2014
Heart broken! A very dark day. You will be missed, Phil Hughes. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family & friends. — AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 27, 2014
Devastating news, Phillip Hughes #RIP you will be sadly missed by us all, thoughts & prayers go out to the Hughes family.
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 27, 2014
Just heard the worst news possible..our thoughts & prayers are with Phil, his family & friends. RIP Phil Hughes!! — Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 27, 2014
RIP you little champ, we are all going to miss you ! Love, prayers to all the Hughes family xxxx
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) November 27, 2014
Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family. — Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014
No no no no no. RIP Phillip Hughes
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
Sad to hear the news of Phil Hughes. My thoughts & prayers are with him. Hope he recovers quickly. Get Well Soon mate! -Shakib. — shakib al hasan (@moina2) November 25, 2014
A very sad day for the world of cricket. So sorry for Phillip Hughes and his family . Spare a thought for Sean Abbott.
— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) November 27, 2014
No words can describe the loss Rip pic.twitter.com/3kOm5MkVsc
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) November 27, 2014
— Nathan Lyon (@NathLyon421) November 27, 2014
Absolutely shattered. Our cricket family has lost such a great person. Thanks for the memories, we will never forget. Thoughts prayers love.
— Joe Burns (@joeburns62) November 27, 2014
Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Rest in peace mate and Sean Abbott stay strong #PhilHughes
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 27, 2014
Just simply one of the saddest days in cricket. Our beautiful game, which gives more joy than anything else, is in grief #RIPPhillipHughes
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 27, 2014
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 27, 2014
No man.shocking news that Phil Hughes has passed away.cant believe it.Everyone close to him will be in my prayers.#cricketingfamily
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) November 27, 2014
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 27, 2014
My heartiest condolences go out to phil Hughes's family..a very sad day for cricket..hope it never happens on a cricket field again..
— Varun Aaron (@VarunAaron) November 27, 2014
Unbelievable to hear the news of Phil Hughes. Condolences to his family an close friends. R.I.P mate.
— Jesse Ryder (@DijaRyder) November 27, 2014
No way! Can't believe what's just happened. Thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and team mates of Phil Hughes
— William Porterfield (@purdy34) November 27, 2014
Deepest condolences to the Hughes family all his friends and team mates. No words can describe what's happened. Stay strong for Hughesy.
— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) November 27, 2014
So sad to hear of Phil Hughes passing. A sad day for the whole cricket family. Rest in peace mate.
— Martin Guptill (@Martyguptill) November 27, 2014
Absolutely gutting to hear the terrible news of Phil Hughes! Feel sick to my stomach! God bless his friends, family and teammates!
— Kevin O'Brien (@KevinOBrien113) November 27, 2014
Extremely sad news about the passing of Phil Hughes… RIP Hughesy. Condolences to his family & the people of Australia.
— Alviro Petersen (@AlviroPetersen) November 27, 2014
Goodbye little fella. We loved you so much. Thoughts with his beautiful family and many friends. Phillip Hughes is gone.
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) November 27, 2014
shocked to hear news about Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes. My prayers are with him & his family, friends at this time.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) November 26, 2014
Devastated, distraught…Phil Hughes no more. Sad, sad day for world cricket. My thoughts n condolences. RIP Phil…
— GGF (@GautamGambhir) November 27, 2014
Awful to wake up to the news of Phil Hughes! Tragic day for the sport. Thoughts go out to those close to him! #RIPPhilHughes
— Joe Root (@joeroot05) November 27, 2014
R.I.P PHILIP HUGHES.
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) November 27, 2014
Sean Abbott only 22, enjoying a breakthrough season, then this: He's blameless, needs every bit of help from every quarter…
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 27, 2014
— Nathan Bracken (@NBRACKEN142) November 27, 2014
— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) November 27, 2014
Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Hughes. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 27, 2014
Devastated…RIP little Legend. #PhillipHughes
— Michael Di Venuto (@MjDiVa5) November 27, 2014
Woke up to the news of Phil Hughes passing away. RIP buddy. Thoughts and prayers to friends and family. What a sad day.
— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) November 27, 2014
Rest in peace Hughesy. I am really going to miss you. You were 1 of the great blokes and I will never forget you. #408 will live on forever.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) November 27, 2014