Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away on Thursday morning following the injury he suffered on the head during South Australia’s Sheffield Shield match on Monday against New South Wales. The cricketing world and fans came out to pour their heartfelt condolences to Hughes on Twitter on Thursday morning. Hughes, who was expected to be a part of Australia’s squad following Michael Clarke’s backout due to injury for the upcoming series against India was hit by a nasty bouncer from Sean Abbott. The left-hander was soon shifted to St Vincent’s Hospital, a local hospital in Sydney where he was in a critical condition for over three days before eventually succumbing to the injury. Cricketers offer condolences on social media early on Thursday morning.
Extremely sad news about the passing of Phil Hughes… RIP Hughesy. Condolences to his family & the people of Australia. – Alviro Petersen
No man.shocking news that Phil Hughes has passed away.cant believe it.Everyone close to him will be in my prayers.#cricketingfamily – Faf du Plessis
Our condolences and prayers with Phil Hughes’ family. May his soul rest in peace. #PhilHughes #CricketFamily – BCCI
Shocked and saddened. Phil Hughes you will live on in our hearts. RIP worst day in world cricket #peace #PhilHughes – Suresh Raina
Mohandas Menon also mentioned that Phillip Hughes (25 years and 362 days) is the second youngest Australian cricketer to die after Archie Jackson, who passed away at the age of 23 years and 164 days. Heartfelt condolences for the near and dear ones of Phillip Hughes on behalf of India.com. May his soul Rest in peace.