A video tribute to Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who passed away on Thursday, two days after being hit by a bouncer off New South Wales (NSW) paceman Sean Abbott while playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match.

Terming left-handed batsman Phillip Hughes “a rising star”, Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday said the untimely death of the batsman was a long-term loss for cricket in the country.

“Just shy of his 26th birthday, Phillip has been taken from us far too young. As a cricketer, he was an incredibly talented and dearly loved member of the Australian, South Australian and Adelaide Strikers squads and a former NSW representative. He also played county cricket in England and Indian Premier League (IPL) in India. Without doubt he was a rising star whose best cricket was still ahead of him,” CA CEO James Sutherland said in a statement, IANS reported.

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