Hughes was hit on the back of the neck in a domestic match at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014    Getty Images
Phil Hughes was hit on the back of the neck in a domestic match at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014 Getty Images

November 27 marks the second death anniversary of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. He died in a hospital in Sydney, two days after being struck on the head by a Sean Abbott bouncer while playing a First-Class match. Hughes was playing for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield against New South Wales (NSW) and was batting on 63, when he was hit. He collapsed face-on and the players along with medical staff immediately rushed to the ground. Hughes was unconscious and never regained consciousness despite the best of efforts by the doctors. He died just three days before his 26th birthday. Twitter paid tribute to the left-handed batsman on this occasion. ALSO READ: Phil Hughes and 10 other batsmen who were felled by vicious bouncers

Hughes funeral was held a few days later in his hometown of Macksville. Then Australian captain Michael Clarke, who was very close to Hughes, had read out an emotional eulogy. The first Test between India and Australia 2014-15 was postponed as a result of Hughes death and was played at Adelaide Oval, which turned out to be an emotional game. Hughes played 26 Tests, 25 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and one T20 International (T20I) for Australia. He was the youngest to score twin hundreds in a Test. He achieved this feat when he scored 115 and 160 against South Africa at Durban in March 2009, after which he shot into limelight. He then went on to score another ton couple of years later against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

In ODI cricket, he scored a ton on debut against Sri Lanka in Melbourne in January 2013. He then scored his second and final ODI century (138 not out) against the same opposition in the same series 12 days later.