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

Nov 18, 2014

Real Madrid football star Gareth Bale expressed his disappointment at Phillip Hughes’ tragic death. Hughes was hit by a Sean Abbott bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales.

Hughes was only 25 when he died, and the entire cricket community was shocked and saddened by his demise.

The incident took place when Hughes was playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Hughes has died, said Cricket Australia in a statement on Thursday.

“He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday,” the Sydney Morning Herald cited the statement as saying.

“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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