Phil Hughes was just three days away from turning 26 © Getty Images
Phil Hughes was just three days away from turning 26 © Getty Images

Nov 27, 2014

Australian batsmen Phil Hughes passed away in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, after he suffered from a skull fracture after being hit on the back of his head by a Sean Abbott bouncer.


 

 


“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away,” Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement. “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.”

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the whole of cricketing fraternity was devastated by the news, as reported by PTI. “He was a naturally gifted player who entertained many with his attacking approach to the game. All those who play, have played or are in any way connected to the game are devastated by the news. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy at this difficult time,” said Richardson.

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