Phillip Hughes was only 25 when he died © Getty Images
Phillip Hughes was only 25 when he died © Getty Images

Nov 28, 2014

Tennis player Andy Murray, who has won the Wimbledon and US Open in his career, paid his condolences on Phil Hughes‘ death via Twitter. Murray said that his thoughts were with Hughes’ family and Sean Abbott during this difficult time.

Phillip Hughes passed away after succumbing to his injuries sustained during a domestic match when he was hit by a bouncer, Cricket Australia said.

He was 25.

“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.

“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.”

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With inputs from PTI