Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in the early morning of 27 November 2014. Hughes was hospitalized in St. Vincent hospital since past two days as he was hit by a bouncer during a match. The cricket world is stunned with Hughes passes away news. Phillip Joel Hughes was 25 years old.
Cricket Australia declared the sad news with a statement from doctor Peter Brukner. DR Brukner said in a statement, “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time age Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained his consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.”
“As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.”
Phillip Hughes was playing for South Australia in Sheffield Shield match at the SCG and on Tuesday while he was batting a bouncer hit over his head. After this incident he was immediately taken to hospital in a serious condition. He was put in intensive care unit (ICU) as Hughes was in coma.
Australian captain Michael Clarke and more players with cricket Australia visited hospital to offer well wishes to family and Hughes. He was such a great talent for Australian cricket team and he has been a part of team.
Before ball stuck to his head he was batting brilliantly and he was playing on 63. This was the opening day of match against New South Wales. Ball hit him on Tuesday at 2.23 PM. After this game had been stopped immediately and later on it was abandoned. Yesterday’s matches were also abandoned due to the Hughes serious injury and blow.
Cricket NSW chief Executive Andrew Jones said, “Phillip is fondly remembered as a bright and cheeky young man with an infectious smile who emerged as an outstanding junior more than a decade ago. Like so many NSW and Australian players before him, Phillip moved to Sydney to play Grade Cricket and found a home at Western Suburbs. Phillip had already scored 26 first class centuries and his best cricket was ahead of him. It is unspeakably sad he cannot now achieve his potential in the game.”
While Hughes was playing New South Wales all-rounder Sean Abbot was bowling. Cricket Australia and NSW have been providing support to Abbot as well as he was also feeling guilty at same point of view. ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson said, “He’s someone that we’re monitoring closely and know he’s got lot of support around him.”
Phillip Hughes was a left handed Australian batsman who made in debut for country at the age of 20 in 2009 when Ricky Ponting gave him the test cap at Wanderers stadium. Hughes played last international match against Pakistan in October.
May his soul Rest in Peace. RIP #PhillipHughes