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Phillip Hughes’ innings has ended in the most tragic of circumstances. The young cricketer has died following a terrible incident in a Sheffield Shield match on Tuesday.

 

The 25-year-old from Macksville, NSW, had been on life support in St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney since then. He would have turned 26 on Sunday and was tipped as a chance to play in the first Test against India at the Gabba next week.

 

Despite being resuscitated on the boundary line and emergency surgery performed after the incident, the blow to his head had caused too catastrophic an injury.

 

Hughes had a number of operations to reduce the swelling on his brain and had been on life support.

 

The force of the ball caused a massive haemorrhage that rendered him unconscious within moments and stopped his breathing.

 

Loved by everybody in the cricket community, and a close friend of captain Michael Clarke, the batsman’s fate has stunned the game.

 

With his family and close friends by his side, a steady and sombre stream of players has made its way to Sydney and to the hospital or the SCG as the news of how seriously ill he was spread.

 

Hughes was 63no and bidding for another recall to the Test side when he was struck. (The Australian)

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  • Ganesh Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:06 PM

    Really Tragic. My prayers are to you and with your family.. RIP Dear Phillip. Protective gears are now a days questionable. What to say? Sad Loss to cricket.

    anuraratnayaka Friday, 28 November 2014 09:00 AM

    It really sad news. wish you him Nirwana

    ultimate Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:35 PM

    The helmet design has to be revised, maybe it should provide more area for protection.

    Shuhail Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:37 PM

    As a cricket lover, I feel very sad. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this unbelievably sad time.

    Shuhail Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:37 PM

    As a cricket lover, I feel very sad. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this unbelievably sad time.

    Shuhail Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:41 PM

    As a cricket lover, I feel very sad. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this unbelievably sad time.

    Dayawathie Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:46 PM

    RIP Phil Hughes. Sad day for the whole cricket world.

    KEN Thursday, 27 November 2014 01:16 PM

    VERY SAD DAY FOR CRICKET !!!!! RIP !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rohan Pathirana Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:36 PM

    So sad.RIP.

    sarath darmasiri Thursday, 27 November 2014 09:33 PM

    My deepast sympathies to his family and cricket lovers

    Jiffry Thursday, 27 November 2014 01:27 PM

    What a sad news. Death is inevitable but I think bouncers should be banned in Cricket. The objective of a bowler should make the batsmen out. Either bowled, caught , LBW or stumped. For this he has to bowl to the wicket and not at the head of the batsmen.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:21 PM

    Cricketing fraternity mourns. RIP son.

    Richard Gunasekara Thursday, 27 November 2014 01:32 PM

    really sad sad sad... situation...RIP

    Ravi Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:33 PM

    Makes me want to cry. What a tragedy...RIP Phil..

    duminda Thursday, 27 November 2014 03:53 PM

    Another bad injury cause dead. Sad for all cricket lovers. R.i.P dear friend.


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