Cricket world mourns death of Phil Hughes: Twitter reactions

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passed away at the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney after succumbing to injuries. He was struck at the lower back of his head and suffered head injuries. At the time of his death, he was 25-years-old.

 

Cricket Australia announced the news on Thursday morning and team doctor Peter Brukner released a statement.

 

“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away,” Dr Brukner’s statement read.

“He never regained 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.”

 

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“Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.”

 

Here are the tweets which mourned the passing away of Hughes.